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DHS in the News

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.

Jul 17, 2015
Family planning and education pay

CATHERINE MWESIGWA KIZZA
NEW VISION (KAMPALA, UGANDA)

"...By the age of 19, 60% of girls have started having children. Fifteen per cent of married women aged 20 to 29, according to the 2011 Uganda Demographic Health Survey report, were married by 15 years, while 49% were married by 18 years. The contraceptive prevalence rate (proportion of married women of reproductive age using at least one contraceptive method) is only 26% for modern methods and 4% for traditional methods. This is after over 50 years of availability of modern contraception services in the country..."

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