Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS)

The Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2017 is a nationally representative sample survey, led by National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), to obtain the information necessary to address the monitoring and evaluation needs of the Health, Population and Nutrition Sector in Bangladesh, and to provide managers and policy makers involved in this program with the data that they need to effectively plan and implement future interventions. icddr,b provided technical assistance to this survey in developing verbal autopsy questionnaire, training of data collectors and especially, assigning causes of under-five deaths through physician reviews.
The 2022 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2022 BDHS) is the ninth national survey to report on the demographic and health conditions of women and their families in Bangladesh. The survey was conducted under the authority of the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of Bangladesh. Financial assistance was provided jointly by the Government of Bangladesh and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Mitra and Associates, a Bangladeshi research firm located in Dhaka, implemented the survey. ICF provided technical assistance through The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. The DHS Program offers financial support and technical assistance for population and health surveys in countries worldwide. The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) also provided technical assistance during the survey, especially on the verbal autopsy questionnaires aiming to determine causes of under-5 deaths. This Key Indicators Report presents a first look at selected findings from the 2022 BDHS. A comprehensive analysis of the data will be presented in a final report in 2023. Although the data in the final report are not expected to differ substantially from the findings presented here, the results should be regarded as provisional and subject to modification.

Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2017 Final Report
Born too early: preterm births in Bangladesh
Because every breath counts
Let’s not ignore blood pressure and diabetes
Fighting to breathe
Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2022
Bangladesh District Level Socio-demographic and Health Care Utilization Indicators

Child mortality in Bangladesh – why, when, where and how? A national survey-based analysis