DHS Data: More than Demographic and Health Indicators

Written by: Mahmoud Elkasabi

08 Jul, 2014

In 2006, I was working as a sampling statistician at the Public Opinion Poll Center (POPC) in Egypt where I met Dr. Sahar El-Tawila.  I discovered that she had used 2005 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey data in a nontraditional way: to explore the differences between households that owned landline phones and households that did not. At the time, most survey […]


#DHSWorldCup – New Bracket

Written by: The DHS Program

27 Jun, 2014

The pool play has ended, and of the 9 DHS teams originally in the World Cup, 4 have made it to the next round: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Nigeria. Keep track of the #DHSWorldCup teams as they advance with this bracket!


#DHSWorldCup: Cameroon vs. Brazil

Written by: The DHS Program

23 Jun, 2014

Cameroon and Brazil play each other today at the World Cup. Here are some quick stats about the 2 countries. Pool play ends on Thursday, so this is the last comparison infographic we’ll share until we find out more about match-ups in the second stage of the World Cup!


#DHSWorldCup: Updated Bracket!

Written by: The DHS Program

19 Jun, 2014

We’re 1 week into the World Cup…here is where DHS teams stand as of noon today! Are you surprised by the results? Who are you rooting for? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #DHSWorldCup!


Spotlight on Implementing Agencies: Nigeria

Written by: The DHS Program

15 Jun, 2014

In March 2014,  welcomed visitors from Nigeria. This is the third in a series of interviews with visitors to DHS headquarters. Name(s):  (Project Coordinator, ) and   (Project Director, 2013 NDHS,  Deputy Director, National Population Commission, Nigeria). Country of origin:   Nigeria When not working, favorite place to visit: : The farm : The market […]


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Anthropometry measurement (height and weight) is a core component of DHS surveys that is used to generate indicators on nutritional status. The Biomarker Questionnaire now includes questions on clothing and hairstyle interference on measurements for both women and children for improved interpretation.