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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.

Mar 15, 2018
National Family Health Survey underscores need for serious discussion on marital rape

Urvashi Prasad

"The latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) reveals some disturbing statistics about spousal violence. It shows that 31 per cent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence at the hands of their spouse, with physical abuse being the most common..."

Mar 06, 2018
Data shows tuberculosis less prevalent in homes using clean fuels

Neetu Chandra Sharma
LIVE MINT (New Delhi, India)

"With only 44% of households using clean fuel for cooking in India, as per the survey, the government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme that aims to provide 50 million free LPG connections may prove helpful in tackling TB..."

Mar 06, 2018
Uphill Battle Against Child Marriage Is Being Won in India for Now

Kai Schultz and Suhasini Raj

"Bihar, a poor, agrarian state in northern India, has one of the highest rates of underage marriages in the country, according to India’s National Family Health Survey. In 2005, 69 percent of surveyed women said they married when they were underage. Ten years later, the number fell to 42.5 percent..."

Mar 03, 2018
16 and trying not to get pregnant

Alexandra Field and Kathy Quiano
CNN (Manila, Philippines)

"But newly released official figures point to a slight change in this trend. According to the Philippines' National Demographic and Health Survey for 2017, 9% of Filipino women age 15-19 had begun childbearing, down from 10% in 2013..."

Feb 28, 2018
Many teens die in pregnancy or during childbirth

Dorothy Otieno

“There is a major problem with teen pregnancies that needs to be addressed,” says the Head of the Division of Family Health, Dr Mohamed Sheikh. His concern is supported by figures from the latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey that show that one in five teens aged between 15-19 are pregnant or mothers..."