The DHS Program USAID

              Guide to DHS Statistics

              DHS-7 (version 2)

              The Demographic and Health Surveys Program


This publication was developed with support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through The Demographic and Health Surveys Program (#AID-OAA-C-13-00095). The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.

The DHS Program assists countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Information on The DHS Program may be obtained from ICF, 530 Gaither Road, Suite 500, Rockville MD, 20850, USA; telephone: 301-407-6500; fax: 301‑407-6501; e-mail:; website:

Recommended citation:

Croft, Trevor N., Aileen M. J. Marshall, Courtney K. Allen, et al. 2018. Guide to DHS Statistics. Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF.

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