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Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2019-2020


General Info
Rwanda (RWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2019 - 07/2020
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The primary objective of the 2019-20 Rwanda DHS is to provide up-to-date estimates of basic demographic and health indicators. The survey collected information on fertility, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of women and children, maternal and child health, adult and childhood mortality, women’s empowerment, domestic violence, awareness and behavior regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other health-related issues such as smoking. It also tested for the prevalence of anemia, malaria, HIV, and selected micronutrient indicators.

Data collection took place from November 9, 2019, to July 20, 2020. The data collection was interrupted for more than 2 months from March 21 to June 7, 2020, due the nationwide lockdown for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child mortality, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dairy products, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Fatigue, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, HIV and AIDS, HPV vaccines, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hib vaccines, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Iron-deficiency anemia, Jaundice, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Meat, Menstruation, Micronutrients, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Obstetric fistulas, Occult blood, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, Secondhand smoke, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco and nicotine use, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Unprocessed red meat, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vaccine preventable childhood diseases, Vegetables, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Zinc