Nigeria 2013 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

Short Name: 
NGA 2013 DHS 
The 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) was implemented by the National Population Commission. It is the fifth in the series of Demographic and Health Surveys conducted so far in Nigeria; previous surveys were conducted in 1990, 1999, 2003, and 2008.
The 2013 NDHS is a national sample survey that provides up-to-date information on background characteristics of the respondents. Specifically, information is collected on fertility levels, marriage, fertility preferences, awareness and the use of family planning methods, child feeding practices, nutritional status of women and children, adult and childhood mortality, awareness and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation, and domestic violence. The target groups were women and men age 15-49 in randomly selected households across Nigeria. Information was also collected on the height and weight of women and children age 0-5. In addition to presenting national estimates, the report provides estimates of key indicators for both the rural and urban areas in Nigeria, the six geo-political zones, the 36 states, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Data download available here.
First released on: 
26 Aug, 2014 
Last version on: 
26 Aug, 2014 
Stata, SAS, SPSS 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
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