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Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2017 - 03/2018
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2017-18 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), is part of Phase 7 of the DHS series; a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey series. 20,127 ever-married women ages 15-49 were interviewed from a sample size of 19,457 households. The 2017-18 BDHS used six types of questionnaires: (1) the Household Questionnaire, (2) the Woman’s Questionnaire (completed by ever-married women age 15-49), (3) the Biomarker Questionnaire, (4) two verbal autopsy questionnaires to collect data on causes of death among children under age 5, (5) the Community Questionnaire, and (6) the Fieldworker Questionnaire.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Animal injuries, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antiretroviral therapy, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth asphyxia, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood transfusions, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Childhood cancers, Clinical breast exams, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Complete birth history, Congenital anomalies, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Dairy products, Death certificates, Dengue, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Domestic migration, Drownings, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Electrocution, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Exposure to forces of nature, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Fish, Fishing, Fruits, Glucose tests, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Heart disease, Height, Home care, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Infant care, Infant mortality, Infants, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Interpersonal violence, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Land ownership, Lifestyle risk factors, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Manufacturing, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal health, Measles, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrients, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nonprofits, Obstructed labor, Occult blood, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physicians, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Preterm birth complications, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sickle cell disorders, Skilled birth attendants, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Suffocation, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Verbal autopsy, Vitamin A supplements, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Zinc