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NAM 2006-07 DHS

The 2006-07 Namibia Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) was carried out from November 2006 through March 2007. The survey is the latest in a series of periodic surveys that are conducted in collaboration with various stakeholders led by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.  It is the third comprehensive survey conducted in Namibia as part of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme. The main objective of this survey was to measure levels, patterns, and trends in demographic and health indicators in Namibia. Specifically, the 2006-07 NDHS collected information on fertility levels, marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of women and young children, childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, and awareness and behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, it collected information on the use of mosquito nets, women’s empowerment and demographic and health outcomes as well as information on orphans and vulnerable children care and support. This survey was designed to produce estimates at the regional level for most indicators. The tables, figures, and text are related to the most important indicators consistent with the objectives of the survey. They are targeted for use by policymakers, planners, and researchers, especially in the health sector.

The 2006-07 NDHS includes a sample of 9,804 women age 15-49 and 3,915 men age 15-49.The data are intended to provide programme managers and policymakers with detailed information on levels and trends in fertility; nuptiality; sexual activity; fertility preferences; awareness and use of family planning methods; breastfeeding practices; nutritional status of mothers and young children; early childhood mortality, adult and maternal mortality; maternal and child health; and awareness and behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. The 2006-07 NDHS is the first NDHS survey to collect information on malaria prevention and treatment.

The final report is available here.


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