Short Name: 
ETH 2005 DHS 

The 2005 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) was conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and implemented by the then Population and Housing Census Commission Office (PHCCO), now merged with the Central Statistical Agency (CSA). The key findings of the survey were released in a preliminary report in November 2005. This final report details the findings of the survey.

The primary objective of the 2005 EDHS was to provide up-to-date information for policy makers, planners, researchers and programme managers, which would allow guidance in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of population and health programmes in the country. The information obtained from the EDHS, in conjunction with statistical information obtained from the Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS) and Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HICES), will provide critical information for the monitoring and evaluation of the country’s Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP), the various sector development policies and programmes, and assist in the monitoring of the progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The 2005 EDHS collected information on the population and health situation, covering topics on family planning, fertility levels and determinants, fertility preferences, infant, child, adult and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, nutrition, malaria, women’s empowerment, and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. This survey is a nationally representative survey of 14,070 women age 15-49 and 6,033 men age 15-59. In addition the EDHS includes population estimates of HIV and anaemia prevalence in the country.  In one of two households selected for the survey, women age 15-49 and children age 6-59 months were tested for anaemia, and women age 15-49 and men age 15-59 were tested for HIV. Key indicators relating to each of the above topics are provided for the nine regional states and two city administrations. In addition, data are also provided by urban and rural residence for the country. Findings from the survey indicate some improvements in major health and demographic variables in the past five years.

The final report is available here.


First released on: 
1 Sep, 2006 
Last version on: 
1 Sep, 2006 
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