Introduction to Nutrition Indicators in DHS Surveys Online Course

The purpose of this online course is to increase the capacity of participants to understand and interpret nutrition indicators reported in DHS surveys.


SDG2: Zero hunger
SDG3: Good health and well-being for people
SDG5: Gender equality
Health and Demographic Statistics
Demographic and social statistics
Methodology and statistical processes
Household surveys
household survey

This Introduction to the Nutrition Indicators in DHS Surveys course is designed to orient national stakeholders such as professionals from ministries of health, civil society, and multilaterals to the nutrition indicators reported in The DHS Program surveys and how to interpret them. Both generalists and technical staff who work in nutrition, as well as policy makers and program managers, will benefit from this course.

Target Audience

Professionals from ministries of health, civil society, and multilaterals.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how The DHS Program collects nutrition information in surveys
  • Define nutrition indicators in the DHS and interpretation considerations
  • Interpret indicator tables in final DHS reports
  • Recognize ways nutrition data is used for policy and programmatic decision making.