5078.0: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 8:49 AM

Abstract #32262

DHS+: Building the "H" in the Demographic and Health Survey

Almaz Sharman, MD, PhD, MEASURE DHS+, ORC Macro, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 21044, 301-572-0816, sharman@macroint.com

Health information needs in developing countries have increased to include data on broad array of diseases, conditions, and risk factors. The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) has evolved to help meet these needs. These surveys are based on nationally representative samples of households. The DHS has been conducted in over 70 developing countries over the past two decades. Broad experience with biological and physiological measures has been gained. This paper will review this experience and discuss issues including statistical analysis, sampling, and policy implications of the data. New approaches and future developments will be addressed in this paper.

Learning Objectives: To be added.

Keywords: Survey, International Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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