The 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) is the fourth survey implemented by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA). By virtue of its mandate, the CSA has conducted the survey in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) with technical assistance from ICF International, and financial as well as technical support from development partners. All actors in this effort have exerted themselves to get reliable, accurate, and up-to-date data to measure the success of the national development agenda— Growth and Transformation Plan II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.
The survey was conducted from January 18, 2016, to June 27, 2016, based on a nationally representative sample that provides estimates at the national and regional levels and for urban and rural areas. The survey target groups were women age 15-49 and men age 15-59 in randomly selected households across Ethiopia. Detailed information was collected on background characteristics of the respondents, fertility, marriage, fertility preferences, awareness and the use of family planning methods, child feeding practices, nutritional status of women and children, adult and childhood mortality, awareness and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, and height and weight of women and children age 0-5 from 16,650 households, 15,683 female respondents, and 12,688 male respondents. This report presents comprehensive, detailed, final outcomes of the survey at the national level, for the nine regional states and two city administrations of Ethiopia. Information can be used for various purposes, including program planning and evaluation.