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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2011 - 01/2012
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The Bangladesh 2011-2012 DHS was the sixth DHS conducted in Bangladesh. The sample included 18,000 households; interviews were successfully completed for 17,141 households, 17,842 women ages 12-49, and 3,997 men ages 15-54. Fieldwork occurred in 2011, but revisits were conducted in January 2012 to collect blood samples. The survey included tests for anemia, blood glucose, and blood pressure; it also included a verbal autopsy component for the deaths of children in the last five years. The community portion of the survey included questions about availability and accessibility of health services.