Research and Further Analysis
The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.
Aug 2020Variations in Health Outcomes with Alternative Measures of Urbanicity, Using Demographic and Health Surveys 2013-18
The literature has firmly established the link between urban/rural place of residence and health indicators, and the association of poor health outcomes and health services in rural areas.
Apr 2020Using Health Management Information Systems Data to Contextualize Survey-based Estimates of Fertility, Mortality, and Wasting
Topics: Child Health and Development, Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Health facilities/SPA surveys, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, Nutrition, Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis
Mar 2020Predicting HIV/AIDS at Subnational Levels using DHS Covariates related to HIV
Accelerating the scale-up of HIV prevention and treatment approaches will limit the epidemic to more manageable levels and enable countries to move toward the elimination phase.
Topics: Geographic Information
Sep 2019Interpolation of DHS Survey Data at Subnational Administrative Level 2
Over the last several years and within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, there has been a need to improve the measurement and understanding of local geographic patterns to support more decentralized decision-making and more efficient program implementation.
Topics: Geographic Information
Sep 2019Strategies to Assess the Quality of DHS Data
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program strives to maintain the highest standards of data collection, processing, and analysis.
Topics: Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis
Sep 2019Women's Contraceptive Profiles throughout the Life Course in Burundi and Nepal
This study uses sequence and cluster analysis to identify profiles that characterize women’s dynamic contraceptive use and pregnancy experiences by using 5-year, retrospective, longitudinal data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) contraceptive calendars.
Topics: Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis
Aug 2019Regional Disparities in Fertility Preferences and Demand for Family Planning Satisfied by Modern Methods across Levels of Poverty
Research has highlighted disparities in family planning outcomes by wealth and by region separately.
Topics: Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences
Aug 2019Quality of Diagnostic Services for Non-Severe Suspected Malaria Cases: An Analysis of National Health Facility Surveys from Malawi and Tanzania
Global malaria diagnostic and treatment guidelines recommend that every suspected malaria case be tested, every confirmed case be treated, and the disease tracked by surveillance systems.
Topics: Health facilities/SPA surveys, Malaria
Jul 2019Trends, Inequalities, and Contextual Determinants of Child Marriage in Asia
Child marriage—defined as marriage before age 18—is considered to be a violation of human rights and is associated with numerous adverse health, social, and economic outcomes.
Topics: Gender, Geographic Information, Youth
Nov 2018Enhancing Nutrition Data Quality in the DHS Program
The DHS Program is a leading source of nutrition data globally.