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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 1996-1997


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/1996 - 03/1997
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of the third phase of the DHS series, the 1996-1997 Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey was a nationally representtive 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 men’s questionnaire for currently married men age 15-49 that covered many of the same topics as the women's questionnaire, with the omissions of maternal care and birth history.
  • A community questionnaire with questions about income-generating activities and the availability of health care services.
Suggested citation 
Macro International, Inc, Mitra and Associates, National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT). Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 1996-1997. Fairfax, United States of America: ICF International.