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Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey - 2013

Data Source
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

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: 2013; 2008
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: Statistics Sierra Leone; Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation; ICF International
Funders: Government of Lesotho; USAID; U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); UNFPA; UNICEF; Global Fund; World Bank; WHO; Irish Aid; Millenium Challenge Account (MCA); National AIDS Commission (NAC); Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI); UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
Notes: Not all funders provided funding for all survey rounds. Number of adolescents is summed across all survey rounds.
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Economics - Employment;
Education - Grade attainment/attendance, Learning;
Family/Household Structure;
Gender Attitudes/Beliefs - Endorsement of violence against women, Gender role beliefs;
Health Care Access and Utilization;
HIV/AIDS and STIs - Knowledge, Testing;
Physical Health - Nutrition, Self-reported health;
Reproductive Health - Family planning/contraception, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Fertility, Sexual behavior;
Subjective Expectations;
Tobacco/Alcohol/Drug Use;
Violence - Emotional/psychological violence, Physical violence, Sexual violence;