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Bangladesh Sample Vital Registration System 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Report on Bangladesh SampleVital Statistics 2016
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2016 - 12/2016
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Sample registration

The Sample Vital Registration System (SVRS) started in 1980 with the intention of measuring yearly changes in the population. Originally, the SVRS covered 150 primary sampling units (PSUs) and included 250 households. Over time, additional modules including marriage and migration (1983) and contraception (1995) were added to the SVRS, and the sample was expanded to 1000 PSUs. An integrated multi-purpose sample design was introduced in 2000.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Bangladesh Sample Vital Registration System 2016. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), 2017.