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TZA 2010 DHS

The 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (2010 TDHS) was implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) from December 19, 2009 to May 23, 2010. Funding for the survey was provided by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), Department for International Development (DFID), World Health Organization (WHO)/Zanzibar), United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Irish Aid. ICF Macro provided technical assistance for the survey through its MEASURE DHS programme.

The 2010 TDHS is a nationally representative survey of 10,300 households selected from 475 sample points throughout Tanzania. All women age 15-49 in these households and all men age 15-49 in a subsample of one-third of the households were individually interviewed. The sample was designed to produce separate estimates on key indicators for the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for seven zones. For selected indicators, estimates can be calculated at the regional level.

The survey collected information on fertility levels and preferences, marriage, sexual activity, awareness and use of family planning methods, maternal and child health, breastfeeding practices, nutritional and anaemia status of women and young children, childhood mortality, use of bed nets and antimalarials, awareness and behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), female genital cutting (FGC), and adult and maternal mortality. This survey also included an important module on domestic violence.

The final report is available here.


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