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The 2016 Timor-Leste Demographic and Health Survey (TLDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring the
population and health situation in Timor-Leste. The 2016 TLDHS is the second Demographic and Health Survey
conducted in Timor-Leste and the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of fertility levels,
marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutrition,
childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) that can be used by program managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing