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Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013


General Info
Pakistan (PAK)
Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2012 - 04/2013
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2012-2013 was part of Round 6 of the DHS series. The survey topics included fertility, marriage, awareness and use of family planning methods, child feeding practices, childhood mortality, and maternal and child health. Data were also collected on nutritional status, domestic violence, awareness and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS, and knowledge about other illnesses such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.

A total household sample size of 14,000 was used. A total of 12,419 ever-married women between the age of 15 and 49 years and 5,000 men between the age of 15 and 59 years were included in the sample.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Military service, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Teachers, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vector control, Violence, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Zinc