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South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2003-2004


General Info
Original or alternative title 
SADHS 2003-2004
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2003 - 08/2004
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2003-2004 is part of phase 4 of the DHS series, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Topics commonly covered in DHS include education, health, nutrition, family planning, and household characteristics.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, COPD, Cancers, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Cholesterol, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Dietary sodium, Disability, Drug consumption, Edentulism, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Falls, Family composition, Female infertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Legumes, Lifestyle risk factors, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Night blindness, Nuts, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oral hygiene, Oral rehydration therapy, Osteoporosis, PMTCT, Pain, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Pulse, Race, Refrigeration, Rehabilitation, 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 [Do not use], Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Stroke, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Unprocessed red meat, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight