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.

Nov 29, 2012
Societal pressure and early marriage fuel teen pregnancy rate in Uganda

Apophia Agiresaasi

"...Use of modern contraceptive methods has increased among married women from 18 percent in 2006 to 26 percent in 2011, according to the preliminary results of the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey. But the community is waiting on the full report to gauge whether contraceptive use has risen among unmarried women..."

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