Ethiopia 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

Short Name: 
Ethiopia 2011 DHS 

The 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) was conducted by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. The Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) was responsible for the testing of HIV from the dried blood samples (DBS). This is the third Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in Ethiopia, under the worldwide MEASURE DHS project, a USAID-funded project providing support and technical assistance in the implementation of population and health surveys in countries worldwide. The three EDHS surveys have been conducted at five-year intervals since 2000, and the 2011 EDHS is the second survey presenting results on HIV and anemia prevalence. The preliminary report containing results of selected variables was released in October 2011, and this final report presents the details of the findings of the survey including results released earlier.

The primary objectives of the 2011 EDHS are to provide up-to-date information for planning, policy formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of population and health programmes in the country. The survey was intentionally planned to be fielded at the beginning of the last term of the MDG reporting period to provide data for the assessment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2011 EDHS, in conjunction with statistical information obtained from the Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS) and the Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HICES), provides critical information for monitoring and evaluating the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) as well as various sector development policies and programmes.

The survey interviewed a nationally representative population in about 18,500 households, and all women age 15-49 and all men age 15-59 in these households. In this report key indicators relating to family planning, fertility levels and determinants, fertility preferences, infant, child, adult and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, and knowledge of HIV/AIDS are provided for the nine regional states and two city administrations. In addition, this report also provides data by urban and rural residence at the country level. 

Data can be downloaded here

First released on: 
1 Mar, 2012 
Format: 
Stata, SAS, SPSS 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
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