Utilization of Essential Service Delivery (UESD) Survey
Utilization of Essential Service Delivery (UESD) Survey aims to provide information on indicators underlined in the results framework of Health Sector Programme to monitor the current status of health care utilization for the purpose of annual programme review. By this time, four rounds of UESD surveys have been implemented in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2013. The survey was implemented by NIPORT under the Operational Plan - Training Research and Development with support for data collection and data processing from a private research firm in Bangladesh.
UESD is a nationally representative sample survey collects information from households and ever-married women age 15-49. UESD provides representative estimates for national level, urban and rural areas and administrative divisions. The survey collected information on seven out of nine indicators on utilization of essential HPN services including antenatal care coverage (at least 4 visits), delivery by skilled birth attendant, postnatal care within 48 hours, contraceptive prevalence rate, measles immunization coverage, use of antibiotic for pneumonia, and Vitamin A supplementation for children. The survey also measured improvement in equity in essential HPN service utilization through two important indicators: the proportion of births in health facilities by wealth quintiles and the use of modern contraceptives in low performing areas (Sylhet and Chittagong division). HPNSDP targets to improve awareness of healthy behaviours were assessed through obtaining information on exclusive breast-feeding rate among infants up to six months of age and the percent of children 6-23 months fed with appropriate IYCF practices. The 2013 UESD collected information on HPNSDP goal level indicators on the nutritional status of children.
UESD administered two types of questionnaires: the Household Questionnaire and the Woman’s Questionnaire. The data files are available in SPSS format with elaborate documentation of variables and softcopy of questionnaires. The data files for UESD surveys are available on request following formal application process. Data Request Form is attached.