Tag Archives: fieldwork

New Optional Modules for DHS-8 Available 

Written by: The DHS Program

11 Aug, 2022

The DHS Program is pleased to announce the publication of three new optional modules for DHS surveys.   Child Well-being and Household Structure  Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination  Mental Health  In addition to the standard Household, Woman’s, and Man’s Questionnaires, which include questions that should be asked across DHS surveys, The DHS Program also maintains a […]

New Resources Provide Updated Guidance on Biomarker Collection in DHS-8

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Sep, 2021

The DHS Program is pleased to announce the availability of the Biomarker Manual: Training Program for Measuring and Testing for Biomarkers and the DHS Height Standardization Tool on The DHS Program website. The Biomarker Manual aligns with DHS-8 standard materials and policies representing the most up-to-date procedures. Standard measures in DHS surveys include height/length, weight, and […]

Collecting Quality Anthropometric Data in The DHS Program

Written by: The DHS Program

14 May, 2020

The DHS Program has been a leading source of anthropometric (height and weight) data for more than 30 years. Measurements are collected from children, women, and men in some surveys. This information enables countries to make data-driven decisions and to monitor their progress in improving nutritional status and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The DHS […]

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.