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Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey 2015


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2015 - 09/2015
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey 2015 was the second DHS survey conducted in the Solomon Islands. The first took place in 2006-2007. The purpose of this survey was to gather current information on population demographics and socioeconomic characteristics, fertility, mortality, family planning, maternal health, nutrition, and population knowledge and attitudes on STDs, domestic violence, disability, and health care access. Data were collected with household, women’s, and men’s questionnaires. 6,266 women and 3,591 men of reproductive age were surveyed. Anthropometric, blood pressure, and hemoglobin measurements were taken, and anemia tests were conducted.

Abortive outcome, Absenteeism, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Back pain, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child labor, Child mortality, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, Cough, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Income, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neck pain, Nurses, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Poverty, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rubella vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc