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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Self-Reported Health Status

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Self-Reported Health Status includes a single item from the Women's Questionnaire assessing the respondent’s general perception of her own health. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on both the original woman’s and man’s questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

  1. In general, would you say your health is very good, good, moderate, bad, or very bad?

Response Options:
Very good
Good
Moderate
Bad
Very bad

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

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