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South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
South Africa: Standard DHS, 2016
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2016 - 11/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2016 is part of Phase 7 of the DHS series: a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey series. For the 2016 South Africa DHS, 8,514 women ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 11,083 households. Additionally, a sub-sample of 3,618 men ages 15-59 and 10,336 adults ages 15 and over were successfully interviewed from 5,477 households.

Abortion, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimotility drugs, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Back and neck pain, Back pain, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Caesarean section, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child health care, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Drug stockouts, ENDS use, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Family composition, Family planning, Female infertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Gestational age, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household heat, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Intentional injuries, International migration, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Languages, Legumes, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Milk, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Obesity, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pain, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Processed meats, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Pulse, Race, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc