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Turkey Demographic and Health Survey 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Türkiye Nüfus ve Sağlık Araştırması 2008
Türkiye (TUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Turkey Demographic and Health Survey
DHS Program Surveys
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2008 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS) was financed by the Republic of Turkey through The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The survey was based on the international Macro DHS model questionnaires and those used in previous Turkish health surveys. Ensuring comparability with previous TDHS findings was a goal. Participants were chosen using a weighted, multi-stage, stratified cluster sampling approach. A household questionnaire included sections on housing, never-married women ages 15-49, and elderly welfare. An individual questionnaire for ever-married women ages 15-49 asked questions about fertility, contraceptive knowledge and practice, mother and child health, and nutritional status of children under age 5.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Aged adults, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Education degrees, Emergency contraception, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household heat, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Languages, Leisure activities, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Multiple births, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Parents, Physical activity, Place of death, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Poverty, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Reproductive health, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Training programs, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unemployment, Vaccination cards, Water supply, Weight