Working with DHS data

  • Rationale for doing DHS surveys
  • Overview of DHS surveys
  • Three ways to obtain DHS data
  • Reading and interpreting DHS tables
  • DHS survey design
  • Setting up your own analysis with DHS recode files
  • Basic statistical concepts and demographic and health terms
  • General approach to recreating DHS indicators
  • Specific indicators
  1. ASFR and TFR
  2. ARI, ARI with treatment, ARI with antibiotics
  3. ANC, Postnatal care (PNC)
  4. Child mortality (U5MR, CMR, IMR, PNNMR, NNMR)
  5. Contraceptive prevalence rate; ever use of contraception, Unmet need for family planning
  6. Exclusive BF, birth intervals
  7. Full immunization 
  8. HIV incidence, HIV prevalence
  9. Insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN)
  10. Intermittent preventive therapy (IPT)
  11. Malnutrition
  12. Maternal mortality rate, Maternal mortality ratio
  13. Median age at first marriage, Median age at first intercourse
  14. Diarrhea and Oral rehydration therapy (ORT)
  15. Sub-domain analysis by wealth quintile

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