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Table 1 Summary of DHS surveys in Bangladesh [34,35,36]

From: High-resolution mapping of reproductive tract infections among women of childbearing age in Bangladesh: a spatial-temporal analysis of the demographic and health survey

Indicators Year Total
2007 2011 2014
Number of survey clusters 361 600 600 1561
Number of households interviewed (response rate %)a 10,400 (99.4) 17,141 (97.9) 17,300 (98.5) 44,841 (98.5)
Number of women aged 15–49 interviewed (response rate %)b 10,996 (98.4) 17,842 (97.9) 17,863 (97.9) 46,701 (98.0)
Raw prevalence of reported with RTI symptoms (%)c 10.99 14.39 13.94 13.42
Education years of womend 4.52 ± 4.40 4.96 ± 4.06 5.30 ± 4.10 4.99 ± 4.17
Education years of husbandsd 5.15 ± 5.01 5.39 ± 4.78 5.48 ± 4.79 5.37 ± 4.84
BAS (%)e 22.93 32.15 44.30 32.70
Toilet improvement (%)f 46.18 45.98 57.65 50.53
Wealth index of householdg −38,290 (−67,484;48,000) −24,096 (−70,135;65,283) −29,401 (−75,110;68,694) −29,996 (− 70,774;64,069)
  1. a Calculated as households interviewed/households occupied
  2. b Respondents interviewed/eligible respondents
  3. c Calculated as overall number of positive/total number of interviewed
  4. d Expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  5. e The proportion of total live births that are attended by skilled health personnel (i.e., qualified doctor, nurse, midwife, family welfare visitor, or community skilled birth attendant)
  6. f The proportion of interviewed women that have improved toilet facility system (i.e., Flush/pour flush to piped sewer, septic tank, pit latrine, Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine, Pit latrine with slab)
  7. g Wealth index serves as an indicator of household-level wealth, constructed using household asset data via principal components analysis by DHS28, expressed as median (first quartile, third quartile)