DHS in the News

Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.

Dec 21, 2021
76.7% kids anaemic in Patiala district, reveals survey

Karam Prakash
THE TRIBUNE (Chandigarh, India)

"...The wholesome development of children in district seems to be experiencing hiccups because the National Family Health Survey-5 reveals that around 76.7% of kids (up to the age of five years) are suffering from anaemia. Unfortunately, the anaemic percentage of the Patiala district is higher than the state’s average of 71 per cent. The percentage of children suffering from anaemia has been increasing over the past few years, because in 2015, the percentage was only 49 in the district.

"Notably, the government had conducted the said survey in two phases: pre-lockdown (January 5, 2020 to March 21, 2020) and post-lockdown (December 6 to March 31 2021). In Patiala, information was gathered from 841 households, 981 women, and 142 men..."

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