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.
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
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
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