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The DHS Program is authorized to distribute, at no cost, unrestricted survey data files for legitimate academic research. Registration is required for access to data.

Guide to Using Datasets
The 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.
Data Quick Country Data

Ready-to-use data for over 90 countries from over 300 surveys are only a few clicks away.


COUNTRY QUICKSTATS
Quickstats list the most popular indicators and provide an overview of a country's demographic and health issues.

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Data Dataset Users

Step-by-step guidelines for dataset users from registration to dataset analysis.


USING DATASETS FOR ANALYSIS
New to analyzing DHS data?  A step-by-step guide to DHS data analysis.

REGISTER FOR DATASET ACCESS

Datasets are available for free after a simple registration process.

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DOWNLOAD DATASETS
Select and download the datasets that meet your analysis needs.

DATASET MANUALS AND TOOLS
When you are ready to delve into the dataset, variable definitions, recode manuals, and questionnaires are essential.

Data ONLINE TOOLS

STATcompiler
Compare data across countries and trends over time for hundreds of population, health and nutrition indicators.  Choose indicators for over 200 surveys and create customized tables, graphs, charts and maps.  See the STATcompiler step by step guide for instructions on the use of the STATcompiler.

Mobile App
Download the free DHS Program mobile app that provides major indicators for DHS surveys at your fingertips.

DHS User Forum
Discover discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results. 

DHS Application Programming Interface (API)
Build apps, websites, and tools for devices, platforms, and organizations.

Integrated Demographic and Health Series (IDHS)
Download harmonized DHS data and documentation for Africa and India to facilitate comparative research across time and countries.

HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database
Compare HIV/AIDS indicators among over 65 countries and analyze trends from over 200 DHS surveys and indicators from the UN, the U.S. government, and other sources.

Spatial Data Repository
Integrate your own GIS data with DHS indicators data. Data are provided at the sub-national level in shapefiles.

Malaria Indicator Surveys
Access Malaria Indicator Survey datasets and documentation for malaria researchers.

How to Read DHS Tables Part 1