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The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.

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DHS Research Reports

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Sep 2018

The Effect of Interviewer Characteristics on Data Quality in DHS Surveys

As part of a continuous effort to maintain and improve the quality of data in DHS surveys, this report examines whether variation in 25 indicators of data quality, in 15 recent DHS surveys, can be attributed to interviewers and their characteristics.

Topics: Household and Respondent Characteristics, Infant and Child Mortality


Aug 2017

An Assessment of the Quality and Consistency of Age and Date Reporting in DHS Surveys, 2000-2015

This report assesses the quality and consistency of age and date reports in DHS surveys conducted since 2000 in 67 countries.

Topics: Household and Respondent Characteristics


Jul 2017

Women's Marital Status, Contraceptive Use, and Unmet Need in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean

This comparative report analyzes contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning among sexually active women age 15-49 in 21 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Topics: Family Planning, Household and Respondent Characteristics


Sep 2015

The Prevalence of Household Risk Factors for Children Age 0-17, Estimated for 2000-2015 Using DHS and MICS Surveys

Children whose parents and households have certain characteristics are known to be more vulnerable to negative child outcomes.

Topics: Child Health and Development, HIV/AIDS, Household and Respondent Characteristics, Wealth/Socioeconomics


Sep 2014

Intertemporal Comparisons of Poverty and Wealth with DHS Data: A Harmonized Asset Index Approach

Over the past 30 years, the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has conducted more than 300 household surveys in over 90 countries.

Topics: Household and Respondent Characteristics, Wealth/Socioeconomics


Jul 2013

Tobacco Use by Men and Women in 49 Countries with Demographic and Health Surveys

This report examines the prevalence of current cigarette smoking and tobacco use among women and men in 49 developing countries.

Topics: Household and Respondent Characteristics


Aug 2004

The DHS Wealth Index

The DHS wealth index is an attempt to make better use of existing data in the Demographic and Health Surveys in a systematic fashion to determine a household’s relative economic status.

Topics: Household and Respondent Characteristics, Wealth/Socioeconomics


Jun 1998

Education

The goal of this report is to provide basic information on school attendance and education attainment for countries surveyed in the DHS II and DHS III projects.

Topics: Education, Gender, Household and Respondent Characteristics


Sep 1997

Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Households

This report provided information on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of households for 41 countries under the DHS II and DHS III programs.

Topics: Household and Respondent Characteristics


May 1996

Household Structure, Socioeconomic Level, and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report provides some insight into variations in household structure in sub-Saharan Africa and the relationship of household structure and socioeconomic status to children's health outcomes.

Topics: Child Health and Development, Household and Respondent Characteristics, Wealth/Socioeconomics