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Tonga Demographic and Health Survey 2012


General Info
Tonga (TON)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2012 - 11/2012
Series or system 
Asian Development Bank Demographic and Health Survey (ADB DHS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Tonga Demographic and Health Survey 2012 was undertaken as part of the Pacific Demographic and Health Survey Project, an initiative funded by the Asian Development Bank. The purpose of this survey was to develop indicators on the population's demographic characteristics and health status in order to measure, inform, and evaluate policies and programs. Topics covered include: fertility, adult and child mortality, children's nutrition, health care use among mothers and children, and awareness of HIV and AIDS. Data were collected through a household questionnaire, a men's questionnaire, and a women's questionnaire for man and women age 15-49. The household questionnaire focused on members and housing conditions. The women's questionnaire asked about births, maternal care, breastfeeding, immunizations, family planning, and other demographic information. The men's questionnaire asked similar demographic questions as the women's. Interviews were completed for 2,500 households, 1,742 men, and 3,068 women.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Amphetamine use disorders, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Cocaine use disorders, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Infant care, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Intestinal nematode infections, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Legumes, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Milk, Mobility aids, Mortality, Multiple births, Night blindness, Nonprofits, Opioid use disorders, Oral rehydration therapy, Outpatient facilities, PMTCT, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacists, Physical therapy, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Processed foods, Processed meats, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Spermicides, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Abortive outcome