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.
RELIEFWEB (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
"...The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS 2013-2014) shows that 43% of women are married before the age of 18 and 27% of girls aged between 15 and 19 are pregnant. Among women currently aged 25-49, 24% had already had sexual relations before the age of 15 and 65% before the age of 18..."