Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.
"...One in nine people aged 35 and above was found diabetic in the preliminary results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011. One in three women and one in five men of the same age group was found to have high blood pressure. The national representative study, done for the first time in Bangladesh, also found one in six women and one in 10 men overweight which is also linked with diabetes and hypertension..."