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Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016


General Info
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2016 - 11/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2016 is part of phase 7 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, health care use, and immunization. For the 2016 Uganda DHS, 18,506 women age 15-49 and 5,336 men age 15-54 were successfully interviewed from 19,588 households. Anthropometry measurements were conducted for all consenting respondents, and blood tests were conducted for the presence of the following:

  • malaria, anemia, and vitamin A deficiency (children ages 6-59 months)
  • anemia (all consenting men and women)
Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child mortality, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Death certificates, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Leprosy, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Obstetric fistulas, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Paralysis, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of death, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Road traffic injuries, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, 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, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, Urban ambient air pollution, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A deficiency, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc