The survey is designed to provide indicators on fertility, fertility preferences, family planning practice, childhood mortality, maternal and child health, knowledge and attitude regarding HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and violence against women. These indicators are crucial in policymaking, program planning, and monitoring and evaluation of population and health programs, including those anchored on the attainment of related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2013 NDHS is the tenth in a series of national demographic surveys conducted every five years since 1968 by the National Statistics Office (NSO), which is one of the four statistical agencies comprising the newly created Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Fieldwork for the survey was carried out from August 12 to October 16, 2013 covering a national sample of approximately 15,000 households and more than 16,000 women aged 15 to 49 years.
Source of Information
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) [Philippines], and ICF International, 2014. Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey 2013. Manila, Philippines, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: PSA and ICF International.