demographics, Health Indicators, population, Ghana
Ghana: Demographic and Health Survey, 2008 - Final Report

The 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (2008 GDHS) is designed to provide information to monitor the population and health situation in Ghana. The survey obtained detailed information on fertility, marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of women and young children, childhood mortality, maternal and child health, awareness and behavior regarding HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, the 2008 GDHS collected information on domestic violence, malaria and use of mosquito nets, and carried out anemia testing and anthropometric measurements for women and children.

Added by View user profileSonia Hossain on January 22, 2010