Bulletin of the World Health Organization

A systematic review of Demographic and Health Surveys: data availability and utilization for research

Madeleine Short Fabic, YoonJoung Choi & Sandra Bird

Volume 90, Number 8, August 2012, 604-612

Table 2. Completed population-level surveys conducted under the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) project, 1985–2010

Survey type/region No. %
Type
Standard DHS 197 83.5
Continuous DHSa 1 0.4
AIDS Indicator Survey 7 3.0
Malaria Indicator Survey 5 2.1
Interim surveysb 8 3.4
Experimental surveysc 2 0.9
Special surveysd 16 6.8
Region
Asia 46 19.5
Europe and Eurasia 9 3.8
Latin America and the Caribbean 43 18.2
Middle East 22 9.3
Sub-Saharan Africa 116 49.2

AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

a Peru continuous DHS 2004–2008.

b Interim DHS and Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) surveys.

c Two experimental surveys on methodologies in the beginning of the DHS project.

d In-depth surveys on specific topics.