The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries.


Results of the Pilot Survey of an Experimental Module of Sexual Activity Questions (English)
Mali: DHS, 2012-2013 - Final Report (French)
Nigeria: DHS, 2013 - Final Report (English)


Introducing the DHS Application Programming Interface (API)
Don't let the technical acronym scare you! The DHS Application Programming Interface (API) is a great tool for program managers and researchers. An API provides software developers with direct access to a database. Developers can use the data in the database to populate websites and applications. These applications can include data visualizations, tabular data for dissemination of information to specific stakeholders, or analysis. Visit the API>>

IDHS launched
DHS data are now available through the Minnesota Population Center's (MPC) Integrated Demographic and Health Series.  Registered DHS dataset users can create customized, pre-merged datasets.  The current IDHS database includes over 1200 integrated variables related to women of childbearing age and incorporates data from 39 samples and 9 countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Future releases will expand to more variables and countries.  Read more>>   

1.7% of men age 15-49 in #Togo are #HIV-positive. Read the preliminary report (...

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Recent Blog

DHS eLearning Course Updated

How much can change in 4 years? I asked myself as I prepared to update the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS): Data Use eLearning cou...

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Recent Video

This video summarizes findings of the 2012-2013 Mali Demographic and Health Survey, implemented by INSTAT, the Mali Institut National d...

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