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Research and Further Analysis

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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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Aug 2020

Multilevel Modeling Using DHS Surveys: A Framework to Approximate Level-Weights

This report responds to the demand from The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program data users for sampling weights that correspond to each stage of sampling in DHS surveys.

Topics: Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis


Apr 2020

Using Health Management Information Systems Data to Contextualize Survey-based Estimates of Fertility, Mortality, and Wasting

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Topics: Child Health and Development, Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Health facilities/SPA surveys, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, Nutrition, Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis


Sep 2019

Women's Contraceptive Profiles throughout the Life Course in Burundi and Nepal

This study uses sequence and cluster analysis to identify profiles that characterize women’s dynamic contraceptive use and pregnancy experiences by using 5-year, retrospective, longitudinal data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) contraceptive calendars.

Topics: Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis


Sep 2019

Strategies to Assess the Quality of DHS Data

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program strives to maintain the highest standards of data collection, processing, and analysis.

Topics: Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis