Health-Related Microdata
for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

IPUMS-DHS facilitates analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys, administered in low- and middle-income countries since the 1980s. IPUMS-DHS contains thousands of consistently coded variables on the health and well-being of women, children, and births, and on all members of randomly selected households, for 29 African countries and 6 Asian countries. Users can determine variable availability at a glance and create data files with just the variables and samples they need.

35 countries — 141 samples — over 10,000 variables — over 23 million person records

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What is IPUMS?

IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community context. Data and services available free of charge.