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Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018


General Info
Original or alternative title 
PDHS 2017-18
Pakistan (PAK)
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2017 - 04/2018
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include child and maternal health, family planning, health care access, education attainment, housing conditions, immunization, and health attitudes, knowledge and practices. The 2017-18 Pakistan DHS is nationally representative. The survey included Azad Jammuand Kashmir, and the former Federally Administrated Tribal Areas. It is representative for the four provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan; the regions of Azad Jammuand Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan; and for the Islamabad Capital Territory, and the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas. For the 2017-2018 Pakistan DHS, 12,364 ever married women ages 16-49 were successfully interviewed from 11,869 households, and 3,145 ever married men ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from a sub-sample of 4,263 households.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Ambulances, Analgesics, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Children, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Corrective lenses, Cough, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diarrhea, Disability, Disasters, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Gestational age, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infrastructure, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, International migration, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Milk, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Ultrasound, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Violence-related risk factors, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc