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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 1999-2000


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/1999 - 03/2000
Series or system 
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase 4 of the DHS, the 1999-2000 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Suervey was a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Out of 10,628 households selected for the sample design, 9,854 were seccessfully interviewed, out of which 10,544 women (aged 10-49) and 2,556 men (aged 15 to 59) were surveyed.

The survey included three questionnaires:

  • A household survey that collected demographic information.
  • A women's questionnaire that covered topics such as reproductive history, family planning, maternal care, marriage, and health literacy concerning HIV and AIDs.
  • A men's questionnaire that was similar to the woman's questionnaire, with the ommissions of reproductive history and maternal care.

The 1999-2000 Bangladesh Service Provision Assessment occured alongside the 1999-2000 Bangladesh DHS, collecting information on the same topics through facility questionnaires.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Child anthropometry, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Education, Electricity, Employment, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Food, Fruits and vegetables, Headache, Health care access, Health education, Health literacy, Health promotion, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis, Hookworm disease, Household water treatment, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Nausea, Neonatal conditions, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Religion, Sanitation, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change