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How do I get a download account for DHS data?
Re: Accessing DHS Data [message #7108 is a reply to message #7107] Mon, 24 August 2015 18:46 Go to previous message
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DHS data files are available for research/analysis, at no cost, with the condition that the user provides an abstract or a description of any project that will be using the data. Researchers must apply for a Download Account before they can download datasets. Applications for a download account will be reviewed and researchers will be notified within 24 - 48 hours once the registration has been accepted.

DHS statistics can also be obtained using the STATcompiler tool. This online database tool allows users to select numerous countries and hundreds of indicators to create customized tables. It accesses nearly all of the population and health indicators that are published in DHS final reports. Authorization is not needed to use the STATcompiler.

To register for a download account, please go to:

If you are a first time user of DHS data, the following links might be of interest to you:

A three-part series of video tutorials for users of DHS datasets:

Part I: Registering for DHS Datasets

Part II: Downloading DHS Datasets

Part III: Opening DHS Datasets in Stata, SPSS, and SAS

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