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Somalia Health and Demographic Survey 2018-2019


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Somali Health and Demographic Survey 2020 / Somali Demographic and Health Survey 2020
Somalia (SOM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2018 - 01/2019
Data type

The Somalia Health and Demographic Survey 2018-2019 is the first DHS-like survey produced in Somalia. In addition to basic demographic information, this survey collected information about education, employment, marriage and fertility, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, gender-based violence, female circumcision, chronic diseases, and mortality. Questionnaires were completed for households, ever-married women, never-married women, and maternal mortality. Interviews were conducted with a total of 15,761 households and 16,715 women (11,884 ever-married, and 4,831 never-married). 

While it was based on the content and methodology of a DHS, this survey was planned and carried out independent of the macro DHS series.

Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Back pain, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cataracts, Child anthropometry, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dietary supplements, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family planning, Female circumcision, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, HPV vaccines, Headache, Health care expenditures, Health insurance, Health literacy, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Infectious diseases, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intestinal nematode infections, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Lighting, Limited mobility, Literacy, Livestock, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Maternal sepsis, Measles vaccines, Meat, Meningococcal vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Milk, Miscarriage, Multiple births, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Occupation codes, Oral rehydration therapy, Osteoarthritis, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private social assistance, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, STDs, Sanitation, Seizures, Sexual violence, Sickle cell disorders, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Stroke, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unemployment, Unprocessed red meat, Vaccination cards, Varicella, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Zinc, Household deaths