TANZANIA HIVAIDS INDICATOR SURVEY 2003-2004

The 2003-04 Tanzania HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey (THIS) is the first population-based, comprehensive survey on HIV/AIDS to be carried out in Tanzania. The survey was initiated by the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) with the purpose of getting national baseline data on the prevalence of HIV infection. The survey was not meant to replace the sentinel surveillance system undertaken by the Ministry of Health under its National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), but rather to form a basis for monitoring the national HIV/AIDS response.

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Source www.nbs.go.tz
Author National Bureau of statistics
Last Updated August 17, 2019, 20:15 (UTC)
Created August 17, 2019, 20:15 (UTC)
HIV Test data - AIDS Recode (AR) This dataset has one record for every individual for which blood was drawn for HIV testing. In 2004 DHS began collecting 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, orphan hood, 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.