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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.

Nov 21, 2007
Uganda: Fifty-eight percent of women give birth at home

Luke Kagiri

Fifty-eight percent of Ugandan women give birth in their homes, according to the 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey. The research, conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, showed that the percentage of Ugandan mothers giving birth from health facilities had increased in the past 10 years.

According to the report, carried out every after five years, 42% of the women gave birth in an institution, compared with 38% in 2000 and 36% in 1995...

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