IPUMS Global Health

Harmonized International Survey Data on Maternal, Child, and Reproductive Health

IPUMS Global Health provides integrated international health survey data at no cost for research and educational purposes from two data series: the Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) and Performance, Monitoring, and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020). The data collections contained within IPUMS Global Health, IPUMS DHS and IPUMS PMA, have consistently named and coded variables with detailed variable-level documentation that allow researchers to conduct cross-country and cross-time comparisons. (Collection level DOI: 10.18128/C080)

IPUMS DHS facilitates analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), administered in low- and middle-income countries for over 30 years. The current version of IPUMS DHS includes women of childbearing age, their births, and their children under age 5.

Topics include: Sanitation, Household Possessions And Wealth, Women's Work, Education And Media Exposure, Family Planning, Maternal And Child Health And Survival, Domestic Violence, Female Circumcision, HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Nutrition, Family Decision-making, Marriage And Sexuality, Health Behaviors, And Health Care Use And Access.

IPUMS PMA is the harmonized version of the international family planning survey series Performance Monitoring for Action (formerly known as Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020/PMA2020). These data are designed to monitor progress towards Family Planning 2020 goals at low cost and with rapid turnaround using resident enumerators.

Topics include: Fertility Preferences, Family Planning Use, Sanitation Facilities, Water, Household Possessions And Wealth, Health Care, Menstrual Hygiene Practices, and Migration.

Principal Investigators and Senior Personnel for IPUMS DHS:

  • Elizabeth Heger Boyle
  • Miriam L. King
  • Matthew Sobek
  • Sula Sarkar
  • Greta Gangestad

IPUMS DHS Supported by:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • USAID
  • Stat/Transfer
  • University of Minnesota

Principal Investigators and Senior Personnel for IPUMS PMA:

  • Elizabeth Heger Boyle
  • Devon Kristiansen
  • Matthew Sobek

IPUMS PMA Supported by:

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Performance Monitoring for Action
  • Stat/Transfer
  • University of Minnesota

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