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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2011 - 01/2012
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The Bangladesh 2011-2012 DHS was the sixth DHS conducted in Bangladesh. The sample included 18,000 households; interviews were successfully completed for 17,141 households, 17,842 women ages 12-49, and 3,997 men ages 15-54. Fieldwork occurred in 2011, but revisits were conducted in January 2012 to collect blood samples. The survey included tests for anemia, blood glucose, and blood pressure; it also included a verbal autopsy component for the deaths of children in the last five years. The community portion of the survey included questions about availability and accessibility of health services.

Suggested citation 
ICF Macro, Mitra and Associates, National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT). Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012. Calverton, United States of America: ICF Macro.