Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2010

National Bureau of Statistics
ICF Macro

National Bureau of Statistics
ICF Macro

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482 pages

The 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS) is the eighth in a series of Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in Tanzania. The 2010 TDHS is a nationally representative survey of 10,300 households selected from 475 sample points throughout Tanzania. All women age 15-49 in these households and all men age 15-49 in a subsample of one-third of the households were individually interviewed. The sample was designed to produce separate estimates on key indicators for the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for seven zones. For selected indicators, estimates can be calculated at the regional level.

The survey collected information on fertility levels and preferences, marriage, sexual activity, awareness and use of family planning methods, maternal and child health, breastfeeding practices, nutritional and anaemia status of women and young children, childhood mortality, use of bed nets and antimalarials, awareness and behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), female genital cutting (FGC), and adult and maternal mortality. This survey also included an important module on domestic violence.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) conducted the survey, which took place in the field from 19 December 2010 to 23 May 2011. Funding for the survey was provided by the Tanzanian government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), Department for International Development (DFID), World Health Organization (WHO)/Zanzibar), United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Irish Aid. ICF Macro provided technical assistance for the survey through its MEASURE DHS programme.

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Suggested citation:
TANZANIA. THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS (2010). Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2010. Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania: The National Bureau of Statistics and ICF Macro.