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Timor-Leste Demographic and Health Survey 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2016 TLDHS
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2016 - 12/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Timor-Leste 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, and immunization. For the 2016 Timor-Leste DHS, 12,607 women ages 15-49 and 4,622 men ages 15-59 were successfully interviewed from 11,502 households. Blood tests were conducted for anemia in concenting respondents from a subsample of households. Anthropometric measurements were taken for men and women and children ages 0-59 months.

Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child mortality, Childhood behavioral disorders, Childhood sexual violence, Chronic respiratory diseases, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nonprofits, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains