STIPULATIONS FOR USE: Access restricted to Penn State PRI researchers. You need to REGISTER to use the data. To register, email the Data Archivist with the country(ies) you wish to access, your contact information, a research project title, and a description of your proposed analysis. You MUST gain access to the data on PopNet through the Data Archivist.
DESCRIPTION: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition. There are two main types of DHS surveys:
- Standard DHS Surveys have large sample sizes (usually between 5,000 and 30,000 households) and typically are conducted every 5 years, to allow comparisons over time.
- Interim DHS Surveys focus on the collection of information on key performance monitoring indicators but may not include data for all impact evaluation measures (such as mortality rates). These surveys are conducted between rounds of DHS surveys and have shorter questionnaires than DHS surveys. Although nationally representative, these surveys have smaller samples than DHS surveys (2,000–3,000 households).
Mexico: Survey data is available for 1987.