TANZANIA DEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SURVEY 2004-2005

The 2004-2005 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is the sixth in a series of national survey conducted in Tanzania to measure level, patterns and trends in demographics and health indicators. The first was the 1991-92 TDHS, which was followed by the Tanzania Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Survey (TKAPS) in 1994, the 1996 TDHS, the 1999 Tanzania Reproductive and Child Health Survey (TRCHS) and the 2003-04 Tanzania HIV AIDS Indicator Survey (THIS)

Data and Resources

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Source National Bureau of Statistics
Author National Bureau of Statistics
Last Updated August 20, 2019, 11:17 (UTC)
Created August 20, 2019, 11:17 (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 diarrhoea, 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
Couple's Data - Couple's Recode (CR) This dataset has one record for every couple. It contains data for married or living together men and woman who both declared to be married (living together) to each other and with completed individual interviews (questionnaires). Essentially the file is the result of linking the two files previously described based on whom they both declared as partners. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the couple in which both partners were interviewed.
Height and Weight data (HW) This dataset has one record for every child measured for height and weight. In 2007 new child growth standards were introduced by WHO; in the past DHS used the NCHS/CDC/WHO reference. After the decision was made to adopt the new WHO standards, standard recode variables HC70 to HC73 and HW70 to HW73 were added to the recode definition to store the standard deviations of the new WHO child growth definition. All files using the DHS V or VI recode structure have these variables. For surveys prior to DHS phase V a file was created containing the new z-scores. In early DHS phases only children of eligible women were measured. Starting with DHS phase III onwards all children under five listed in households interviewed have been measured. This file can be linked to the household members (PR), the children (KR) or the births (BR) files described above if height and weight was taken for children in the households. The file can only be linked to the children (KR) or birth (BR) files when only children of eligible women were measured for early DHS phases
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, orphan hood, height and weight measurement, haemoglobin, 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.
Men's Data - Male Recode (MR) This dataset has one record for every eligible man as defined by the household schedule. It contains all the data collected in the men's questionnaire plus some variables from the household. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the man