Chapter XXII The Demographic and Health Surveys

Type Journal Article - United Nations Statistical Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Eds.), Household surveys in developing and transition countries. New York, NY: United Nations. Retrieved March
Title Chapter XXII The Demographic and Health Surveys
Volume 26
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 2010
The present chapter provides an overview of the main procedures followed in the international Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme in the execution of large-scale
household and individual surveys. It provides an overview of the general content of the surveys, the sampling procedures, response rates and design effects, as well as a description of the
procedures and approaches followed for all the important survey components, from training to data processing and report writing. The chapter also contains a listing of the main lessons learned so far, from executing this survey programme.

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