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Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016-2017


General Info
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2016 - 01/2017
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016-2017 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behaviors, health care access, health care use, and immunization. For the 2016-2017 Nepal DHS, 12,862 women and 4,063 men age 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 11,040 households. In addition to demographic and health questions, anthropometric measurements were taken for men, women and children under 5, blood tests were conducted for the presence of anemia in women and children ages 6-59 months, and blood pressure measurements were taken for men and women.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Animal injuries, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Antiretroviral therapy, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Death certificates, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Drownings, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Exposure to forces of nature, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Female infertility, Fever, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Milk, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Neonatal jaundice, Nonprofits, Nursing homes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of death, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Road traffic injuries, Rubella, Rubella vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Sudden infant death syndrome, Suicide, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Verbal autopsy, Vitamin A supplements, Vomiting, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc, Electrocution