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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.