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Samoa Demographic and Health Survey 2014


General Info
Samoa (WSM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2014 - 08/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2014 Demographic and Health Survey conducted in Samoa collected data on demographic characteristics, primary care, maternal and child health care, feeding practices, family planning, and HIV and AIDS programs and monitoring. Data were collected through four questionnaires covering specific topics or groups: household, women, men, and nutrition. Anthropometric measurements were recorded for all female participants and children under 5. Further anemia tests were conducted with female participants and children ages 6-59 months. 

The sample was based on the 2011 Population and Housing Census and drew from both urban and rural areas of Samoa. A total of 5,319 women ages 15-49 years and 2,025 men ages 15-54 were canvassed from 4,171 households.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Anxiety, Appetite loss, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Child development, Chlamydia, Circumcision, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Dengue, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Fruits, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Leprosy, Limited mobility, Literacy, Livestock, Lymphatic filariasis, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Measles, Meat, Medicines, Meningococcal meningitis, Menopause, Mobility aids, Multiple births, Needles, Neurological conditions, Night blindness, Nutrition, Occult blood, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Population, Population characteristics, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Rheumatic heart disease, Rubella, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-treatment, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Syphilis, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, Unipolar depressive disorders, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply