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Bhutan Health Survey 2012-2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Bhutan National Health Survey 2012
Bhutan (BTN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2012 - 02/2013
Series or system 
Bhutan Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to track national trends in health, health care access, monitor childhood immunizations, and examine violence toward women. This round of the survey also introduced questions on rising health challenges that included risk factors for non-communicable diseases. The data were collected through in-person household and individual questionnaires. The sample size for the household questionnaire was 13,256 households.

The single respondent questionnaires included the individual questionnaire for persons ages 10-75 years. This questionnaire had a sample size of 39,789 persons. Other individual questionnaires included one for women ages 10-49 years, one on the topic of violence for females ages 10-75 years, and a multi-part immunization questionnaire. The immunization questionnaire asked about vaccine histories of children ages 12-24 months, tetanus toxoid vaccination in women who had become pregnant in the last 12 months, and HPV vaccines in girls at the age of 13 years.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Alcohol use, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Antihypertensive drugs, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth place, Breastfeeding, Burns, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disability, Disasters, Domestic violence, Drownings, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fever, Fruits and vegetables, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing loss, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household deaths, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Intentional injuries, Intimate partner violence, Limited mobility, Live births, Living conditions, Loans, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Multiple births, Nurses, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral hygiene, Pap smears, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Physicians, Place of death, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Road traffic injuries, Rubella vaccines, Sanitation, Seizures, Self-inflicted injuries, Self-treatment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Violence, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply