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Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey 2015


General Info
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2015 - 12/2015
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De jure
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015 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 and use, and immunization. For the 2015 Zimbabwe DHS, 9,955 women ages 15-49 and 8,396 men ages 15-54 were successfully interviewed from 10,534 households. Additionally, anthropometry measurements were taken for men, women, and children ages 0-59 months. Blood samples were collected for the presence of anemia and HIV infection in a sub-sample of respondents who consented to testing.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adolescents, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, 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, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Counseling, Dairy products, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Fruits, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Lifestyle risk factors, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Rotavirus vaccines, 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, Syringes, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Young adults, Zinc