The basic approach of The DHS Program is to collect data that are comparable across countries. To achieve this, standard model questionnaires have been developed, along with a written description of why certain questions or sections have been included. These model questionnaires—which have been reviewed and modified in each of the seven phases of The DHS Program—form the basis for the questionnaires that are applied in each country. Typically, a country is asked to adopt the model questionnaire in its entirety, but can add questions of particular interest. However, questions in the model can be deleted if they are irrelevant in a particular country.
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