Publications
Publications by Type
Final Reports
  • DHS Final Reports
    Comprehensive survey results are published in the DHS Final Reports approximately 8-12 months after the completion of fieldwork. Standard reports are approximately 200 pages in length and include, but are not limited to, topics such as: household and respondent characteristics, fertility and family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.

  • AIS Final Reports
    Comprehensive survey results are published in the AIS Final Reports approximately 8-12 months after the completion of the field work. Standard reports are about 100 pages long and include, but are not limited to, data on HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and related behaviors, and, in some cases, HIV prevalence.

  • SPA Final Reports
    Service Provision Assessment (SPA) Surveys- Reports on surveys conducted in health facilities in developing countries to obtain information about the quality, infrastructure, utilization, and availability of various services. Surveys are conducted through observation and interviews with providers and, in some cases, clients. Currently SPA surveys focus on two major service areas: Maternal and Child Health and HIV/AIDS.

  • MIS Final Reports
    Comprehensive malaria indicators survey results are published in the MIS Final Reports approximately 8-12 months after the completion of fieldwork. Standard reports are approximately 150 pages long and include, but are not limited to, data on ownership and use of mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying for mosquitoes, prompt and effective treatment and the use of diagnostics, intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) for malaria during pregnancy, and basic information on the background characteristics of respondents. MIS surveys can also include testing of anemia and parasitemia.

  • Other Final Reports
    Comprehensive survey results are published in the DHS Final Reports approximately 8-12 months after the completion of fieldwork. Standard reports are approximately 200 pages in length and include, but are not limited to, topics such as: household and respondent characteristics, fertility and family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.

Dissemination Materials
  • Preliminary Reports
    Preliminary reports present initial findings relating to the principal topics in the survey. The early publication of results is intended to facilitate use of the information in the planning and management of population and health programs. A more detailed final report will be issued in the near future. The figures in a preliminary report are not expected to differ markedly from the findings presented in the final report; nevertheless, the results presented here should be considered provisional and subject to modification

  • Summary Reports/Key Findings
    Summary Reports provide a colorful synopsis of the more comprehensive DHS Final Report and highlight key findings from each country's survey. In most cases, they are published in the language of the country, and are designed for use by policy makers and program planners in the survey countries.

  • General Fact Sheets
    General fact sheets summarize the major results of DHS or AIS surveys in a brochure format. They usually show the most important 8 indicators in chart form and often include an 11"x17" table of the key indicators broken down by residence (urban/rural) and region.

  • HIV Fact Sheets
    HIV fact sheets are published for most countries that include HIV prevalence testing in their DHS or AIS surveys. HIV fact sheets show, in brochure format, the major HIV prevalence indicators, including prevalence by residence, sex, age, and education. Data are shown in charts, and accompanying by explanatory text.

  • Malaria Fact Sheets
    Malaria fact sheets are published for most countries that include malaria testing in their DHS or MIS surveys. Malaria fact sheets show, in brochure format, the major malaria indicator

  • Other Fact Sheets
    Other fact sheets are based on national DHS data, and are designed to focus on either a specific region in that country of a specific topic of interest, such as Fertility or Gender.

  • Other Dissemination Materials
    The DHS Program often receives special requests from countries for non-standard dissemination items. These include topic-specific booklets, policy briefs, curricula, and other educational materials.


  • Survey PowerPoint Presentations
    For most DHS surveys, PowerPoint presentations are prepared for the national seminar launching the final report.  The PowerPoint presentations summarize the major findings for each chapter of the survey report, showing results at the national and sub national levels.  Photographs have been removed for faster file download.  Feel free to customize these presentations, as needed.  If you do change any of the slides, be sure to double check the numbers with the survey final report.

  • Dissemination CD
    Survey Dissemination CD's contain information about the planning and scheduling of fieldwork, participating personnel, and samples; files related to data processing, recoded data files (in a variety of formats); questionnaires, manuals, reports, and national seminar presentations that were part of the original survey. If the data are included on this CD, a password is required and can be obtained by request from the data archivist (archive@dhsprogram.com).

  • Policy Briefs
    Policy Briefs are short one- to two-page documents that highlight key findings from the survey and their implications for national policies.  Geared towards decision makers,  policy briefs are topic-specific, focusing on key health issues in the country, such as fertility and family planning, child and infant mortality, adult mortality, child health, and maternal health.  Policy briefs are usually jointly developed by The DHS Program project staff and local content specialists. 

Qualitative Research
  • Qualitative Research Studies
    DHS Qualitative Research Studies are designed to increase the validity and reliability of surveys, to examine the social context of issue of topical interest, and demonstrate how qualitative and quantitative approaches can be productively linked.

Analytical and Comparative Series
  • Analytical Studies
    Analytical studies emphasize policy and program-relevant themes and research questions. Although these analyses typically involve use of DHS data from fewer countries than comparative reports, most are multi-country in approach so as to allow broad interpretation.

  • Comparative Reports
    Comparative reports are descriptive in their approach, contrasting findings from many countries to search for trends and patterns in important health and population indicators. The reports serve largely as reference documents and typically draw on all available DHS (and sometimes other) data collected over a recent time period.

  • Further Analysis
    Further Analysis Reports provide results emanating from research that is typically based in and on a single DHS country. The projects usually entail collaborative work with host country representatives and are designed with two objectives: 1) to build local capacity and 2) to provide Further Analysis Reports that inform the reader about key program and policy issues within a host country.

  • Trend Reports
    Analyses of trends in fertility, family planning, and health in selected DHS countries with multiple surveys.

Nutrition Reports
  • Africa Nutrition Chartbooks
    The Africa Nutrition Chartbooks provide a series of charts depicting the nutritional status of women and children and related health and demographic indicators and differentials in selected African countries.

  • Other Nutrition Reports
    Includes updates on key international indicators of infant and young child feeding and micronutrients along with reports on technical nutrition data collection tools

Geographic Materials
  • Atlas Reports
    Atlas Reports are maps of key indicators from final reports displayed at the regional level.

  • Spatial Analysis Reports
    Spatial Analysis combines the detailed geographic data collected in the DHS surveys with other DHS or 3rd party data to provide geographic analysis of key demographic and health topics.

Papers and Other Documents
  • Methodological Reports
    Methodological Reports cover issues relating to the collection and analysis of DHS data, particularly focusing on new types of data. The reports offer insight on the successes and shortcoming of various approaches, and they offer recommendations for future data collection activities.

  • Occasional Papers
    A series of five analyses of DHS I and DHS II data covering selected data quality and country-specifics topics

  • Working Papers
    A series of 23 country-specific and further analysis studies utilizing DHS-I, DHS-II, and DHS-III data.

  • Other Documents
    Various publications based on DHS data including regional reports, regional workshop reports, cross-national studies of special topics, and selected nonstandard country surveys.

Survey and Data Methodology
Resources
  • DHS Curriculum
    The DHS Curriculum Facilitator's Guide is a comprehensive package of ready-made training materials about understanding and using Demographic and Health Survey reports. The curriculum is designed for use in African universities and with public health program staff. Over 25 hours of instruction are divided into seven stand-alone modules designed to be a course on its own or customized and integrated into existing curricula. Each module is complete with instructor guides, Power Point slides, exercises, handouts, pre and post tests and answer keys. The DHS Curriculum Facilitator's Guide is available in both print and electronic versions.


  • Programme de formation DHS
    Le guide de l'animateur du programme de formation DHS est un ensemble complet de supports de formation prêts à l'emploi sur la compréhension et l'utilisation des rapports d'enquêtes démographiques et de santé (The DHS Program). Le programme de formation est conçu pour une utilisation dans les universités africaines et avec le personnel du programme de santé publique. Plus de 25 heures d'enseignement sont répartis en sept modules autonomes conçus pour être une formation elle-même ou personnalisées et intégrées dans les programmes existants. Chaque module est complète avec guide de l'instructeur, des diapositives Power Point, des exercices, des documents, des tests pré et post et de corrigés. Le duide de l'animateur du programme de formation DHS est disponible en version imprimée et en version électronique.