2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey
The 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (2011 UDHS) was designed as a follow-up to the 1988/89, 1995, 2000-01 and 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys. The main objective of the 2011 UDHS was to obtain current data on demography, family planning, maternal mortality, infant and child mortality, and health related information such as breastfeeding, antenatal care, delivery, children’s immunization, and childhood diseases. In addition, the survey was designed to evaluate the nutritional status of mothers and children, to measure the prevalence of anaemia among women and children, and to measure the prevalence of HIV infection among the male and female adult population age 15-49 years. This report presents preliminary findings from the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (2011 UDHS). The survey findings will be used by policy makers to evaluate the demographic and health status of the Ugandan population in order to formulate appropriate population and health policies and programs in Uganda. The forthcoming UDHS final report will contain more detailed findings.