Sri Lanka: Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Publications - Released in 2017

The 2016 SLDHS was conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) for the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine with assistance from the World Bank. It collected information for a series of demographic and health indicators at the national, urban and rural estate and district level to monitor progress and to support the identification and development of policies, programs and interventions. The 2016 SLDHS was successfully implemented in almost all households (99 percent) selected and for almost all ever married women (99 percent) identified in the household. Data was collected using Computer- Assisted Personal Interviewing technology (CAPI) for the first time in DCS.

It is also expected that this survey will serve as a continuation of the series of Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in Sri Lanka since 1987. This will also cater the needs of complication of a number of Sustainable Development Indicators.