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Dataset | 27 April 2021

​Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)

​Since 1984; The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has provided technical assistance to more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries; advancing global understanding of health and population trends in developing countries.

The DHS Program has earned a worldwide reputation for collecting and disseminating accurate; nationally representative data on fertility; family planning; maternal and child health; gender; HIV/AIDS; malaria; and nutrition.

The DHS Program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Contributions from other donors; as well as funds from participating countries; also support surveys. The project is implemented by ICF.

The DHS Program is authorized to distribute; at no cost; unrestricted survey data files for legitimate academic research. Registration is required for access to data.

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