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Uganda Demographic and Health Survey - 2016

Data Source
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Uganda

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: 2016; 2011; 2006; 2000-2001; 1995; 1988-1989
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS); ICF International; Macro International; ORC Macro; Uganda Statistics Department; Uganda Ministry of Health; Institute for Resource Development/Macro Systems, Inc.
Funders: Government of Uganda; USAID; UNICEF; UNFPA; WHO; Irish Aid; UK Department for International Development (DFID); U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Health Partnership Fund; Government of Japan
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
Notes: Investigators/organizations vary across survey rounds. Not all funders provided funding for all survey rounds. Age range varies across survey rounds. Age range taken from most recent survey. Males are included in the 1995, 2000-2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016 survey rounds only. 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;
Migration and Mobility;
Physical Health - Nutrition, Self-reported health;
Reproductive Health - Family planning/contraception, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Fertility, Sexual behavior;
Time Use;
Tobacco/Alcohol/Drug Use;
Violence - Emotional/psychological violence, Physical violence, Sexual violence;