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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 1993-1994


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/1993 - 03/1994
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of the third phase of the DHS series, the 1993 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey was a nationally representative household interview survey. With a sampling frame based on the 1991 Population and Housing Census, the survey also provides estimates subnationally and for rural and urban areas separately. This DHS used four questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire collected background information and determined eligibility.
  • A women’s questionnaire for ever-married women age 10-49 covered topics such as reproductive and birth histories, health literacy, maternal care, and children’s immunizations.
  • A husband’s questionnaire for husbands of a subsample of interviewed women that used many of the same questions.
  • A “Service Availability Questionnaire” collected information on health services available in and near sampled areas from the community, family welfare visitors, and family planning workers.
Suggested citation 
Macro International, Inc, Mitra and Associates, National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT). Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 1993-1994. Fairfax, United States of America: ICF International.