South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016

16 May 2017 - 16:00
SADHS 2016 image
SADHS 2016 image

Statistics South Africa has released two reports for the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016, i.e., the Data Quality Report and the Key Indicator Report. A more comprehensive and detailed report is scheduled for release later in 2017.

"The South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) 2016 is the country’s third survey to be conducted under the auspices of the global Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. The first one was conducted in 1998, the second in 2003, although the quality of the latter was considered inadequate, and therefore the data are not in the public domain. The SADHS 2016 was conducted in collaboration with the National Department of Health (NDoH), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Inner City Fund International (ICFI). The main objective of the survey was to track changes in the demographic and health-related indicators from 1998 e.g. family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), reproductive health, nutrition, and adult health."