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 HINDU (Chennai, India)
"As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, Tamil Nadu’s fertility rate is 1.7, lower than the national rate of 2.2. The current use of family planning methods among married women between the ages of 15 and 49 is 53.2%, while the unmet need for family planning in this group is 10.1%..."