Workshop #3

Working with Nationwide Data: Advanced Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey

National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN)


The 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) is the eighth survey conducted in Indonesia, which was previously carried out in 1987, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2002-2003, 2007, and 2012. In its technical/implementation, the Government of Indonesia is assisted by the Inner City Fund (ICF) International through the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program project, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program which provides funding and technical assistance in conducting population and health surveys in many countries. The 2017 IDHS provides a comprehensive picture of the current conditions regarding population, family planning (KB), reproductive health, and maternal and child health in Indonesia. The main objective of the 2017 IDHS is to provide the latest estimates of demographic and health indicators. The 2017 IDHS target respondents are women aged 15-49 years old, married men/living together age 15-54 years old, and young men of 15-24 years old. The survey was conducted in 34 provinces of Indonesia, gathering information on socio-economic background, fertility, contraception, pregnancy and postnatal examinations, child immunization, child health and nutrition, marriage and social activities, fertility preferences, HIV AIDS, and other health issues.

The 2017 IDHS is designed to be able to present national and provincial level estimates. The 2017 IDHS sample includes 1,970 census blocks covering urban and rural areas. The number of census blocks is expected to be obtained as many as 49,250 households. From the entire sample of households, it is expected to be able to obtain about 59,100 female respondents of childbearing age-aged 15-49, 24,625 male teenage respondents aged 15-24, and 14,193 married male respondents aged 15-54. The 2017 IDHS sample framework uses the Master Census Block Sample from the results of the 2010 Population Census (SP2010). The implementation of the 2017 IDHS uses 4 types of questionnaires, i.e., household questionnaires, women of childbearing age, married men, and male teenagers. Regarding changes in the coverage of individual female samples from ever-married women aged 15-49 in the 2007 IDHS to ever-married women aged 15-49, the ever-married women questionnaire added questions for women who had never married aged 15-24. These additional questions are part of the 2007 Adolescent Reproductive Health Survey questionnaire. Household and female questionnaires aged 15-49 refer to the 2015 Phase 7 Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) questionnaire that already accommodates some of the latest issues according to international comparability.

In this session, you will be facilitated by Dr. Maria Gayatri from the Center for Research and Development on Family Planning and Family Welfare, National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to understand the use of IDHS data for research. This session will also be accompanied by a hands-on workshop on data management and advanced statistical analysis using STATA.