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Research and Further Analysis
The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.
DHS Research Reports
Aug 2017Assessing the Impact of Imperfect Immunoassays on HIV Prevalence Estimates from Surveys Conducted by The DHS Program
The DHS Program has supported the conduct of numerous large-scale HIV seroprevalence surveys.
Aug 2016Integration of Infectious Disease Services with Antenatal Care Services at Health Facilities in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania
The disproportionate demand for services related to infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa, given limited health facility attendance, drives a need to integrate these services with antenatal care (ANC).
Topics: HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health
Aug 2016Factors Associated with Prior Testing among HIV-Positive Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa
With evidence on the benefits of the early diagnosis of HIV and the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) mounting, HIV testing is a primary entry point for the prevention of HIV transmission.
Mar 2016Performance of Enzyme Immunoassays for HIV Serology in Surveys Conducted by The Demographic and Health Surveys Program
Since 2001, The Demographic and Health Surveys Program has conducted HIV testing in surveys to measure HIV prevalence.
Sep 2015The Prevalence of Household Risk Factors for Children Age 0-17, Estimated for 2000-2015 Using DHS and MICS Surveys
Children whose parents and households have certain characteristics are known to be more vulnerable to negative child outcomes.
Topics: Child Health and Development, HIV/AIDS, Household and Respondent Characteristics, Wealth/Socioeconomics
Sep 2015An Inventory of Alcohol-Related Questions in the Demographic and Health Surveys and an Analysis of Alcohol Use and Unsafe Sex in Sub-Saharan Africa
This report provides an overview of DHS survey questions related to alcohol consumption and an analysis of outcomes from these questions in DHS surveys.
Sep 2015The Relationship between the Health Service Environment and Service Utilization: Linking Population Data to Health Facilities Data in Haiti and Malawi
Access to and quality of health services are key determinants in utilization of health services and consequently, health outcomes.
Topics: Child Health and Development, Family Planning, Geographic Information, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal Health
Sep 2014Validity of Data on Self-reported HIV Status in Malawi and Uganda and Implications for Measurement of ARV Coverage
Objective: To assess the validity of self-reported HIV status in two population-based surveys—the 2010 Malawi DHS and the 2011 Uganda AIS—to determine whether self-reported HIV status can be used as a basis for measuring indicators of use of services such as ART and PMTCT by people living with HIV (PLHIV).
Sep 2014Linking DHS Household and SPA Facility Surveys: Data Considerations and Geospatial Methods
This report examines the potential benefits of linking Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data and Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey data to answer research questions.
Topics: Child Health and Development, Geographic Information, HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health
Sep 2014Contraceptive Dynamics Following HIV Testing
This study uses Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to investigate how receipt of HIV test results influences subsequent contraceptive behavior.
Topics: Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health