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Lao PDR Demographic and Health Survey - 2017

Data Source
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Lao PDR

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.

Study Website
Adolescents: 10,000+
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
Study Design:
  • Observational
Type of Data:
  • Cross-sectional
Time Period: 2017
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB), Ministry of Health of Lao, Ministry of Education and Sport of Lao
Funders: UNICEF; UNFPA; European Union; Luxembourg Government; USAID; Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC); World Food Programme (WFP); UNDP; WHO; Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Education - Grade attainment/attendance, Learning;
Family/Household Structure;
Gender Attitudes/Beliefs - Endorsement of violence against women;
Health Care Access and Utilization;
HIV/AIDS and STIs - Knowledge, Testing;
Migration and Mobility;
Reproductive Health - Family planning/contraception, Fertility, Maternal health, Sexual behavior;
Time Use;
Tobacco/Alcohol/Drug Use;