The 2016 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS 2016) is the third DHS survey to be conducted in South Africa in collaboration with the worldwide Demographic and Health Survey Program.
A nationally representative sample of over 15,000 dwelling units was selected, and among the approximately 13,000 occupied households, trained teams of interviewers collected data in face-to-face interviews with adults from over 11,000 households. In a subsample of households, nurses took measurements, includingblood pressure, height,and weight, and tested for anaemia. Dried blood spot (DBS) specimens were prepared for anonymous testing for HIV and HbA1c, an indicator of diabetes. SADHS data collection was undertaken for the first time using tablet computers rather than paper-based questionnaires.