National Demographic and Heath Survey

A part of the worldwide Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program designed to collect, analyze, and disseminate demographic data on fertility, family planning, and maternal and child health.
Gathers information to estimate current levels of fertility, mortality, and migration, including the factors that affect them.
Provides helpful inputs to policy formulation and to monitoring activities and researches related to health and family planning of both the government and private sectors.



Table 2.1 Household drinking water
Table 2.2 Household sanitation facilities
Table 2.3 Housing characteristics
Table 2.4 Household characteristics
Table 2.5 Household possession
Table 2.6 Wealth quintiles
Table 2.7 Hosehold composition
Table 2.8 Household population by age,sex and residence
Table 2.9.1 Educational attainment of female household population
Table 2.9.2 Educational attainment of male household population
Figure 2.1 Housing amenities by urban-rural residence
Figure 2.2 Population Pyramid
Figure 2.3 Median years of schooling by sex and region


Table 3.1 Background characteristics of respondents
Table 3.2 Residence characteristics of respondents
Table 3.3 Educational Attainment
Table 3.4 Exposure to mass media
Table 3.5 Employment status
Table 3.6 Occupation
Table 3.7 Type of Employment
Table 3.8 Health insurance coverage
Table 3.9 Use of tobacco
Figure 3.1 Percent distribution of women age 15-49 employed in 12 months preceding the survey by occupation, Philippines: 2008 & 2013


Table 4.1 Currnet marital status
Table 4.2 Age at first marriage
Table 4.3 Median age at first marriage by background characteristics
Table 4.4 Age at first mentruation
Table 4.5 Age at first sexual intercourse
Table 4.6 Median age at first sexual intercourse by background characteristics
Table 4.7 Recent sexual activity


Table 5.1 Current fertility
Table 5.2 Fertility by background characteristics
Table 5.3 Trends in age-specific fertility rates
Table 5.4 Trends in fertility from various sources
Table 5.5 Children ever born and living
Table 5.6 Birth intervals
Table 5.7 Postpartum amenorrhea, absistence and insusceptibility
Table 5.8 Median duration of amenorrhea, postpartum absistence and postpartum insusceptibility
Table 5.9 Menopause
TAble 5.10 Age at first birth
Table 5.11 Median age at first birth
Table 5.12 Teenage pregnancy and mother
Figure 5.1 Age-specific fertility rates by urban-rural residence
Figure 5.2 Trends in total fertility rate
Figure 5.3 Median number of months since previous birth


Table 6.1 Fertility preferences by number of living children
Table 6.2 Family preferences by age
Table 6.3 Desire to limit childbearing
Table 6.4 Ideal number of children by number of living children
Table 6.5 Mean ideal number of children
Table 6.6 Family planning status
Tablre 6.7 Wanted fertility rates
Table 6.8 Couples' consensus on family size
Figure 6.1 Fertility prefences among currently married women age 15-49
Figure 6.2 Percentage of currently married women who want no more children, by number of children
Figure 6.3 Percentage of currently married women who want no more children, by background characteristics
Figure 6.4 Mean ideal number of children for all women age 15-49 by region
Figure 6.5 Trends in wanted and unwanted fertility for births in the five years preceding the survey, NDHS 2008 & NDHS 2013
Figure 6.6 Currently married women by perceived consensus with husband regarding the number of children desired


Table 7.1 Knowledge of contraceptive methods
Table 7.2 Knowledge of contraceptive methods by background characteristics
Table 7.3 Current use of contraception by age
Table 7.4 Current use of contraception by background characteristics
Table 7.5 Trends in current use of contraception
Table 7.6 Timing of sterilization
Table 7.7 Source of modern contraception methods
Table 7.8 Cost of modern contraception methods
Table 7.9 Informed choice
Table 7.10 Knowledge of fertile period
Table 7.11 Need and demand for family planning among currnet married women
Table 7.12 Future use of contraception
Table 7.13 Exposure to family planning messages
Table 7.14 Contact of non-users with family planning providers
Figure 7.1 Use of contraception among currently married women age 15-49
Figure 7.2 Trend in contraceptive use among currently married women
Figure 7.3 Trends in unmet need for family planning


Table 8.1 Early childhood mortality rates
Table 8.2 Early childhood mortality rates by socioeconomic characteristics
Table 8.3 Early childhood mortality rates by demographic characteristics
Table 8.4 Perinatal mortality
Table 8.5 High-risk fertilty behavior
Figure 8.1 Trends in early childhood mortality rates for period 0-4 years, Philippines: 2003-2013
Figure 8.2 Under-five and infant mortality by background characteristics


Table 9.1 Antenatal care
Table 9.2 Number of antenatal care visits and timing for first visit
Table 9.3 Components of antenatal care
Table 9.4 Tetanus toxoid injections
Table 9.5 Problems experienced during pregnancy and delivery
Table 9.6 Pre-term births
Table 9.7 Place of delivery
Table 9.8 Reasons for not delivering in health facility
Table 9.9 Assistance during delivery
Table 9.10 Cost of delivery
Table 9.11 Timing of first postnatal check-up
Table 9.12 Type of provider for first postnatal check-up for the mother
Table 9.13 Timing of first postnatal check-up for the newborn
Table 9.14 Type of provider for first postnatal check-up for the newborn
Table 9.15 Problems in accessing healthcare


Table 10.1 Child's weight at birth
Table 10.2 Vaccination by source of information
Table 10.3 Vaccination by background characteristics
Table 10.4 Prevalence and treatment of symptoms of ARI
Table 10.5 Prevalence and treatment of fever
Table 10.6 Prevalence of diarrhea
Table 10.7 Diarrhea treatment
Table 10.8 Feeding practice during diarrhea
Table 10.9 Knowledge of ORS packets or pre-packaged liquids
Table 10.10 Disposal of children's stools
Figure 10.1 Vaccination by 12 months of age
Figure 10.2 Trends in vaccination coverage excluding hepatitis B
Figure 10.3 Prevalence and treatment of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in children under age five
Figure 10.4 Trends in feeding practices during diarrhea: 2003,2008 & 2013 NDHS


Table 11.1 Initial breastfeeding
Table 11.2 Breastfeeding status by age
Table 11.3 Median duration of breastfeeding
Table 11.4 Micronutrient intake among children
Table 11.5 Micronutrient intake among mothers


Table 12.1 Knowledge of HIV prevention methods
Table 12.2 Specific knowledge about AIDS
Table 12.3 Coverage of prior HIV testing
Table 12.4 Knowledge about a source of condoms among young women
Table 12.5 Age at first sexual intercourse among young women
Table 12.6 Premarital sexual intercourse and condom use during premarital sexual intercourse among young women
Table 12.7 Age-mixing in sexual relationship among women age 15-49
Table 12.8 Recent HIV test among youth
Figure 12.1 Rejection of misconception about AIDS transmission among women age 15-49


Table 13.1 Health insurance coverage
Table 13.2 Type of PhilHealth insurance
Table 13.3 Treatment seeking behavior
Table 13.4 Specific type of health facilities utilized
Table 13.5 Reasons for seeking healthcare
Table 13.6 Average travel time to health facility visited
Table 13.7 In-patient hospital care
Table 13.8 Aspects of in-patient care
Table 13.9 Average cost of care
Figure 13.1 Percentage of household population with specific health insurance coverage
Figure 13.2 Among those with PhilHealth insurance, percentage of who are paying or indigent members/dependent
Figure 13.3 Percentage of household population who visited a health facility/provider in 30 days preceding the survey
Figure 13.4 Reasons for seeking healthcare


Table 14.1 Employment and cash earnning of currently married women
Table 14.2 Control over women's cash earnings and relative magnitude of women's cash earnings
Table 14.3 Women's control over their own earnings and over those of their husbands
Table 14.4 Ownership of assets
Table 14.5 Participation in decision making
Table 14.6 Women's participation in decision making by background characteristics
Table 14.7 Attitude towards wife beating
Table 14.8 Indicators of women's empowerment
Table 14.9 Current use of contraception by women's empowerment
Table 14.10 Ideal number of children and unmet need for family planning by women's empowerment
Table 14.11 Reproductive healthcare by women's empowerment
Table 14.12 Early childhood mortality rates by women's status
Figure 14.1 Type of earnings of employed currently married women
Figure 14.2 Number of decision in which currently married women participate
Figure 14.3 Specific reasons for which wife beating is justified
Figure 14.4 Number of reasons for which wife beating is justified


Table 15.1 Experience of physical violence
Table 15.2 Persons committing physical violence
Table 15.3 Experience if sexual violence
Table 15.4 Persons committing sexual violence
Table 15.5 Age at first experience of sexual violence
Table 15.6 Experience of different forms of violence
Table 15.7 Experience of violence during pregnancy
Table 15.8 Marital control exercised by husband
Table 15.9 Forms of spousal violence
Table 15.10 Spousal violence by background characteristics
Table 15.11 Spousal violence by husband's characteristics and empowerment indicators
Table 15.12 Recent physical or sexual violence by any husband/partner
Table 15.13 Experience of spuosal violence by duration of marriage
Table 15.14 Injuries to women due to spousal violence
Table 15.15 Women's violence against their spouse
Table 15.16 Women's violence against their spouse by husband's by characteristics
Table 15.17 Help seeking to stop violence
Table 15.18 Sources for help to stop violence
Figure 15.1 Percentage of ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced various forms of violence ever or in the 12 months preceding the survey, committed by their husband/partner