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SWZ 2006-2007 DHS

The 2006-07 Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey (SDHS) is the first national survey conducted in Swaziland. It was carried out by the Swaziland Central Statistical Office (CSO). The SDHS is part of the worldwide MEASURE Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) pogram, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Most of the funds for the local costs of the survey were provided by the Government of Swaziland and multiple donors, namely the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA), UNAIDS/Swaziland, UNFPA/Swaziland, UNICEF/Swaziland, Italian Corporation the World Health Organization, and Population Services International (PSI). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided additional funds through the MEASURE DHS project to support the local costs and the technical assistance provided by Macro International Inc. Through an arrangment with Macro, the Global Clinical Virology Laboratories (GCVL) of South Africa also provided assistance with the training and laboratory processing for the HIV testing component of the survey. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa assisted during the design phase of the survey.

The 2006-07 SDHS is a nationally representative survey of 4,843 households, 4,987 women age 15-49, and 4,156 men age 15-49. The SDHS also included individual interviews with boys and girls age 12-14 and older adults age 50 and over. The survey of persons age 12-14 and age 50 and over was carried out in every other household selected in the SDHS. Interviews were completed for 459 girls and 411 boys age 12-14, and 661 women and 456 men age 50 and over. The data are intended to furnish 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 and maternal mortality; maternal and child health; and awareness and behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. The survey also collected information on malaria prevention and treatment.

The final report is available here.


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