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Bangladesh - Matlab Health and Demographic Surveillance System

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General Info
Geography 
Chittagong
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/1966 - present
Series or system 
Demographic Surveillance System (DSS)
Data type
Demographic surveillance:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Verbal autopsy
Summary 

The Matlab Health and Demographic Surveillance System was established in 1966, and covers rural villages within an area of 184 square kilometers. The system records births, deaths, migrations, marriages, and divorces of household members. Matlab HDSS is a member of the INDEPTH network and it utilizes INDEPTH standardized verbal autopsy tools.

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