Sexual Behavior Surveys

The HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database from The DHS Program ( contains three SBS for Zambia, which were designed to provide national level estimates of a number of key indicators for monitoring progress of the national program for HIV/AIDS and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). The surveys provide indicators on HIV/AIDS; STD-related knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behavior; orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); and assistance to households and communities affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The national SBS estimates for Zambia can be disaggregated by urban versus rural residence, age group (adolescents, youths, young adults and adults), and sex (male versus female), but cannot be mapped and analyzed based on sub-national administrative divisions such as provinces or districts. Source: Central Statistical Office (CSO), Ministry of Health (MOH), University of Zambia, and MEASURE Evaluation, 2010. Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey 2009. Lusaka, Zambia: CSO and MEASURE Evaluation (

More Zambia SBS are available in the publications section of the MEASURE Evaluation site (see, keywords “Zambia sexual survey”).