Health and demographic surveillance system-Matlab : volume forty eight ; household socioeconomic census 2014
icddr,b has been maintaining a Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in Matlab sub-district in Chandpur district since 1966 which registers births, deaths, migrations, marriages, divorces and records selected information on child and reproductive health through routine household visits. The HDSS is currently covering 229,936 and 53,226 households in 142 villages. Since socio-economic characteristics are important factors of diverse health outcomes, the HDSS conducts household socio-economic census (HSEC) at a certain interval. In 2014, a HSEC has been conducted to update the socio-economic status of the households within the HDSS. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data.