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Bangladesh Sample Vital Registration System 2018


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2018
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2018 - 12/2018
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Sample registration
  • Subnationally representative

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 2018. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), 2019.