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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2004


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2004 - 05/2004
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

Part of phase four of the DHS, the 2004 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey was a nationally representative household interview survey with a focus child mortality, fertility, and maternal health. The survey data provides estimates both subnationally and for rural and urban areas separately. This DHS utilized five 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 immunizations.
  • A men’s questionnaire for men age 15-49, whether ever-married or not.
  • A community questionnaire included questions about income-generating activities of non-profits and the availability of health services.
  • A verbal autopsy questionnaire collected qualitative information about births, deceased children, accidental deaths, and other narrative histories.
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic violence, Education, Education access, Electricity, Employment, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Headache, Health education, Health literacy, Height, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Injectable contraceptives, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal anthropometry, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nonprofits, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pharmacies, Physicians, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Verbal autopsy, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Weight change