Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.
THE NEW VISION (Kampala, Uganda)
"The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey report of 2011 states that 49 percent of women aged 20-49 years were married before the age of 18 and 15 percent by the age of 15 years, while 9 percent of males were married by the age of 18."