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Bangladesh National Micronutrients Status Survey 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National Micronutrients Status Survey 2011-2012
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 12/2011
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of the Bangladesh Micronutrients Survey was to estimate the status of micronutrients for children and non-pregnant women of reproductive age in urban, slums, and rural areas.  The actual sample size was 1,176 preschool children ages 6 to 59 months, 1,455 school age children ages 6 to 14, and 954 women ages 15 to 49.  In addition to household interviews, shopkeepers at six salt retailers were interviewed and salt specimens collected for iodine status and content.

Data were collected on sociodemographic characteristics, food consumption, morbidity, knowledge and practice-related issues on vitamin A, iodine and iron, anthropometry measurements (child height and weight) and biological samples (blood and urine).