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Senegal Demographic and Health Survey 1986


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Sénégal 1986
Senegal (SEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1986 - 07/1986
Series or system 
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The 1986 Senegal Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is part of Phase 1 of the DHS series, a comprehensive, nationally representative survey.

The survey covered population, education, health, nutrition, family planning, and household characteristics. A total of 5,000 women ages 15 to 49 and 1000 children aged 6-36 months were included in the sample.


Adult mortality, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Influenza, Injectable contraceptives, Land ownership, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal mortality, Measles, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nutrition, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Sanitation, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Vaccination cards, Verbal autopsy, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Whooping cough