DHS surveys collect primary data using four types of Model Questionnaires. A Household Questionnaire is used to collect information on characteristics of the household's dwelling unit and characteristics of usual residents and visitors. It is also used to identify members of the household who are eligible for an individual interview. Eligible respondents are then interviewed using an Individual Woman's or Man's Questionnaire. The Biomarker Questionnaire is used to collect biomarker data on children, women, and men. For special information on topics that are not contained in the Model Questionnaires, optional Questionnaire Modules are available. Interviews are conducted only if the respondent provides voluntary informed consent.
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The "Household Questionnaire" contains information on the following topics:
The "Woman's Questionnaire" contains information on the following topics:
The "Man’s Questionnaire" is similar to but shorter than the Woman’s Questionnaire. It collects information on the following topics:
Biomarker Questionnaire Topics
The "Biomarker Questionnaire" contains information on the following topics:
Optional modules are available on a variety of topics. Many original modules have been incorporated into the Core Questionnaire.
Current modules include:
Modules from previous phases include: