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Association member: ASA (Bangladesh)

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ASSOCBD5 indicates whether the respondent is a member of ASA (Association for Social Advancement), a microfinance NGO. This variable is country-specific to Bangladesh.


Apart from universe differences, ASSOCBD5 is largely comparable across samples.

The 2004 Bangladesh survey includes "ASA" as a write-in response. The 2007, 2011, and 2014 Bangladesh surveys ask about membership of "ASHA."

Comparability - Standard DHS

ASSOCBD5 is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49.
  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1997-B, 1997-C, 1997-W, 1997-W, 2004-W, 2004-B, 2004-C, 2004-W, 2007-W, 2007-B, 2007-C, 2007-W, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-W