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Rwanda Special Demographic and Health Survey 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estimating the Size of Populations through a Household Survey (ESPHS)
Rwanda (RWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2011 - 08/2011
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

This Special DHS used a limited version of the standard DHS in order to test two methods, the network scale-up method and the proxy respondent method, used for estimating the size of populations at higher risk for HIV. The survey also used an extension of the network scale-up method, DANSUM, to enable the calculation of crude death rates for adults; results are presented in the report.

The survey used a two-stage sample design with a representative sample of 2,125 households.  All men and women, ages 15 and older, were eligible for the individual interview.