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South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 1998


General Info
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1998 - 09/1998
Series or system 
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 1998 is part of phase 3 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Topics typically covered include population, education, health, nutrition, family planning and household characteristics. This round included anthropometry and blood pressure measurements.

24HR dietary recall, Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Causes of death, Cervix uteri cancer, Childhood sexual violence, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Dietary sodium, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Homicide, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mining, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nutritional deficiencies, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oral conditions, Oral hygiene, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Poverty, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Race, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Skin cancers, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Stroke, Suicide, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Vaccination cards, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight