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Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS-MIS) 2015-2016
Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North, Zanzibar Urban/West
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2015 - 02/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015-2016, also known as the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS-MIS), is part of phase seven of the Demographic and Health Survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization. For the 2015-2016 Tanzania DHS, 13,266 women and 3,514 men ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 12,563 households. Anthropometry measurements, blood smear and finger/ heel prick blood samples, and urine tests were conducted for the presence of malaria, anemia, and iodine deficiency in a sub-sample of respondents.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Dairy products, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fever, Fish, Gestational age, Health aid, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, Intimate partner violence, Iodine deficiency, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Land ownership, Length of stay, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Meat, Menopause, Menstruation, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Needle sharing, Nonprofits, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Outpatient facilities, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Upper respiratory infections, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc