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Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
SLDHS 2016
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2016 - 11/2016
Series or system 
Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey
DHS Program Surveys
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey 2016 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behaviors, health care access, health care use, birth history, and immunization. For the 2016 Sri Lanka DHS, 18,302 women ages 10-49 were successfully interviewed from 27,210 households. Blood tests were conducted for the presence of anemia in consenting women ages 10-49 and children 6-69 months.

Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Anemia, Animal injuries, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Anxiety disorders, Assets, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, BCG vaccines, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth control pills, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Cough, DTP vaccines, Death certificates, Dengue, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Disability, Disasters, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Folic acid supplements, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Japanese encephalitis vaccines, Land ownership, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Lymphatic filariasis, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Medical tests, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrient supplements, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Opioid use disorders, Oral rehydration therapy, Pap smears, Paralysis, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pervasive developmental disorders, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Socioeconomic risk factors, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unipolar depressive disorders, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Electrocution