Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

Bangladesh Sample Vital Registration System 2003


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Sample registration

The Sample Vital Registration System (SVRS) started in 1980 with the intention of measuring yearly changes in the population. Originally, the SVRS covered 150 primary sampling units (PSUs) and included 250 households. Over time, additional modules were added to the SVRS, such as marriage and migration (1983) and contraception (1995) and the sample was expanded to 1000 PSUs. An integrated multi-purpose sample design was introduced in 2000.