The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducted the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) from Aiugust to October 2017. This survey is one of the offices considers as the blockbuster survey because it gathers vital information that numerous planners and stake holders are interested with.The survey will provide information on family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, early childhood mortality, HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes, and violence against women in the country.
The 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) is the eleventh in the series of demographic surveys conducted every five years since 1968. For the first time, the survey will make use of the computer aided personal interview (CAPI) during data collection. Technical and IT support is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ICF International, and the Department of Health (DOH).
The NDHS involve interviewing all women in the household who are between 15 to 49 years of age. These women were asked questions about their background, the children they have given birth to, their knowledge and use of family planning methods, the health of their children their awareness if HIV/AIDS, and other information that will be helpful to police makers and administrators in health and family planning fields.
The NDHS is part of a worldwide survey program called Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program. The international DHS program is designed assist countries in conducting household sample surveys to periodically motor changes in population, health and nutrition and provides an international database that can be used by researchers investigating topics to population, health and nutrition
Negros Occidental and Bacolod City was covered by two teams’ supervisor comprising of 2 Team Supervisors and 5 . These 2 teams interviewed 648 households all over the province taken from 16 barangays in Bacolod City and 12 barangays from different cities/municipalities of Negros Occidental.