Category Archives: DHS-7 Questionnaire

Updated Recode Manual for DHS-VII

Written by: The DHS Program

29 Jan, 2019

What is the DHS-VII Recode Manual? The basic approach of The DHS Program is to collect data that are comparable across countries. This is achieved through the use of model questionnaires and the subsequent processing of the raw data into standardized data formats known as recode files. The DHS-VII Recode Manual is an introduction to […]


Confused about Maternal & Pregnancy-Related Mortality? Our New Video Series Explains All

Written by: The DHS Program

05 Jun, 2018

Did you know The DHS Program has made changes to the collection, calculation, and terminology used for maternal and pregnancy-related mortality data? Our new three-part video series based on our blog post addressing changes to the DHS-7 questionnaire breaks down everything you need to know. The first video in the series, the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) Indicator […]


New Data Available from DHS-7 Questionnaire: Malaria Indicators

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Mar, 2018

This is Part 4 of the New Data Available from DHS-7 Questionnaire blog series that explores the new data that are available resulting from changes made to DHS-7 questionnaires. This post focuses on changes made to the questionnaire and tabulation of malaria indicators in both DHS and MIS surveys. Part 4: Malaria As more countries […]


New Data Available from DHS-7 Questionnaire: Literacy, Ownership of Goods, Internet Use, Finances, and Tobacco Use

Written by: The DHS Program

01 Jun, 2017

This is Part 3 in the DHS-7 questionnaire blog series that explores the new data that are available in DHS reports resulting from changes made to the DHS questionnaires in 2014. This week’s post focuses on changes made to gather additional information about DHS respondents. Part 3:  Respondents’ Characteristics Understanding DHS survey respondents is critical […]


New data available from DHS-7 Questionnaire: WASH Indicators

Written by: The DHS Program

05 May, 2017

This is Part 2 in the New Data Available from DHS-7 Questionnaire blog series that explores the new data that are available in DHS reports resulting from changes made to the DHS-7 questionnaire in 2014. This post focuses on changes made to improve the quality and quantity of data collected about water and sanitation. Part […]


New Data Available from DHS-7 Questionnaire: Maternal and Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Written by: The DHS Program

11 Apr, 2017
Baby Kabuche, 30 yrs old, 4 months pregnant, outside her house. Baby has 2 children: Eric, 12, living with granparents in Musoma and Judith, 6, living with her and her husband. She works in a factory manufacturing alluminium pots and iron rods. But as she becqme pregnant she took some unpaid leave as the factory uses acid and other toxic materials and she cares for the safety and health of her baby. Baby got malaria only once as she sleeps under mosquito net all the time. This new one makes her happy as it is treated with mosquito repellent and it is more effective.

© 2016 Riccardo Gangale/VectorWorks, Courtesy of Photoshare In 2014, The DHS Program began the process of updating the standard DHS questionnaires. With input from stakeholders, feedback from in-country implementing agencies, and a host of lessons learned from the previous 5-year program, we added, modified, and, in some cases, deleted questions. For many indicators, the actual […]


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