Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12

The 2011-2012 Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey is the third comprehensive survey on HIV/AIDS carried out in Tanzania. The previous one were the 2003/2004 Tanzania HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey and the 2007/2008 Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey. Both HIV/AIDS and malaria continue to be two of the most important health problems facing Tanzania today. The government of Tanzania has developed national policies to combat both diseases, including efforts to change sexual behavior, promote wider coverage of HIV testing, distribute mosquito nets, and introduce newer, more effective antimalarial drug treatments. The inclusion of HIV and malaria testing in the 2011-12 Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey offers the opportunity to better understand the magnitude and pattern of infections in the general reproductive-age population and among children under age 5 in Tanzania. The 2011-12 Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey results are in turn expected to improve the calibration of the annual sentinel surveillance data, so that trends in HIV and malaria infections can be more accurately measured in the intervals between household surveys and other surveys.

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Source National Bureau of Statistics
Author Director General-National Bureau of Statistics
Last Updated August 17, 2019, 20:16 (UTC)
Created August 17, 2019, 20:16 (UTC)
Births' data - Birth's Recode (BR) This dataset has one record for every child ever born to interviewed women. Essentially, it is the full birth history of all women interviewed including its information on pregnancy and postnatal care as well as immunization and health for children born in the last 5 years. Data for the mother of each of these children is also included. This file can be used to calculate health indicators as well as fertility and mortality rates. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the children ever born of eligible women.
Children's Data - Children's Recode (KR) This dataset has one record for every child of interviewed women, born in the five years preceding the survey. It contains the information related to the child's pregnancy and postnatal care and immunization and health. The data for the mother of each of these children is included. This file is used to look at child health indicators such as immunization coverage, vitamin A supplementation, and recent occurrences of diarrhea, fever, and cough for young children and treatment of childhood diseases. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the children of women born in the last 5 years (0-59 months).
HIV Test data - AIDS Recode (AR) This dataset has one record for every individual for which blood was drawn for HIV testing. In 2011/12 DHS collected blood for HIV testing but because of the sensitivity of the data instead of merging the results of HIV testing to the individuals a file that is distributed separately was created. This file can be linked to the household members (PR), the women (IR) or men files (MR
Household Data - Household Recode (HR) This dataset has one record for each household. It includes household member's roster but no information from the individual women/men questionnaires is present in this file. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the household.
Household Listing Data - Household Member Recode (PR) This dataset has one record for every household member. It includes variables like sex, age, education, orphanhood, height and weight measurement, hemoglobin, etc. It also includes the characteristics of the households where the individual lives or was visiting. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the household member
Individual Women's Data - Individual Recode (IR) This dataset has one record for every eligible woman as defined by the household schedule. It contains all the data collected in the women's questionnaire plus some variables from the household. Up to 20 births in the birth history, and up to 6 children under age 5, for whom pregnancy and postnatal care as well as immunization and health data were collected, can be found in this file. The fertility and mortality programs distributed by DHS use this file for data input. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the woman