Zambia Demographic and Health Survey 2013-2014

A key resource presenting authoritative data for Zambia, especially for children and women

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The 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) is a national sample survey designed to provide up-to-date information on background characteristics of the respondents, fertility levels, nuptiality, sexual activity, fertility preferences, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of mothers and young children, early childhood mortality and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, awareness and behaviours regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. The target groups were men age 15-59 and women age 15-49 in randomly selected households across Zambia. Information about children age 0-5 was also collected, including data on weight and height. The survey collected blood samples for HIV testing in order to determine national and provincial prevalence and incidence rates.

While significantly expanded in terms of household coverage and scope, the 2013-14 ZDHS is a follow-up to the 1992, 1996, 2001-02, and 2007 ZDHS surveys and provides updated estimates of basic demographic and health indicators covered in the earlier surveys. The 2013-14 survey is the third ZDHS that includes collection of information on violence against women and HIV testing. Also, it is the first ZDHS to collect information on HIV incidence. In addition, data on malaria prevention and treatment were collected.

Note that the latest DHS survey (2018) can be downloaded here.

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