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Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2003-2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Peru Continuous DHS 2004-2006 and 2007-2008
Peru (PER)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2003 - 10/2008
Series or system 
DHS Program Surveys
DHS Peru Continuous DHS
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey (Continuous DHS) 2003-2008, also referred to as the "Encuesta demografica y de salud familiar (ENDES Continua)," is part of DHS5, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization. DHS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2003-2008 was conducted in 5 cycles. Data collection took place from December 2003 - October 2008. Originally released in as two datasets (which are referred to on the DHS site as the Peru Continuous DHS 2004-2006 and Peru Continuous DHS 2007-2008), DHS now provides one combined dataset that includes cycles 1 through 5 of the survey data.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental hazards, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Fruits, Gestational age, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Male infertility, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Needle sharing, Night blindness, Nonprofits, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival [Do not use], Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc