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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2007 - 08/2007
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase five 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 data provides estimates 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 ever-married men age 15-54.
  • A community questionnaire included questions about the existence of development organization in the community.
  • A facility questionnaire verfied information gathered in the women’s and men’s questionnaires on the type of facilities respondents accessed and the health personnel they saw.
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Employment, Family composition, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Health education, Health literacy, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Injectable contraceptives, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Summary birth history, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal sepsis, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nonprofits, Occupations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight