The survey was conducted from September to December 2012. The 2012 Jordan Population and Family Health Survey (JPFHS) is the sixth Demographic and Health Survey conducted in Jordan. Like the first five JPFHS, conducted respectively in 1990, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2009, the 2012 JPFHS was carried out by the Department of Statistics (DoS). The content of the 2012 JPFHS was significantly expanded from the 2007 and 2009 surveys to include additional questions on women’s status, reproductive health, domestic violence, early childhood development, and child discipline.
The main objective of the survey is to provide comprehensive data on fertility, mortality, family planning, and fertility preferences, as well as maternal and child health and nutrition, that can be used by program managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing programs. In addition, the JPFHS data will be useful for researchers and scholars interested in analyzing trends in demographic parameters in Jordan as well as conducting comparative, regional or cross-national studies and in-depth analyses.
Source of Information
Department of Statistics [Jordan] and ICF International, 2013. Jordan Population and Family Health Survey 2012. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Department of Statistics and ICF International.