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Gambia Demographic and Health Survey - 2020

Data Source
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The Gambia

The 2019-20 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring the population and health situation in The Gambia. The 2019-20 GDHS is the 2nd Demographic and Health Survey conducted in The Gambia, a follow-on to the 2013 GDHS, and the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of demographic and health indicators including fertility, marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutrition, childhood, adult, and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, female genital cutting/mutilation, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS that can be used by programme managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing programmes.

Study Website
Adolescents: 6,579
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
Study Design:
  • Observational
Type of Data:
  • Cross-sectional
Time Period: 2019-2020
Areas Covered: Nationally representative
Investigators: The Gambia Bureau of Statistics
Funders: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), ActionAid International The Gambia, the Network Against Gender Based Violence, the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and The Government of the Republic of The Gambia.
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Family/Household Structure;
Gender Attitudes/Beliefs;
HIV/AIDS and STIs - Knowledge;
Migration and Mobility;
Physical Health - Anthropometry;
Reproductive Health - Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Maternal health;