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Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019


General Info
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2019 - 11/2019
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The sample for the Nepal MICS 2019 samples were collected at urban and rural areas of seven provinces: Province 1, Province 2, Bagmati province, Gandaki province, Lumbini province, Karnali province, and Sudoorpashchim province. Kathmandu valley urban is included as a separate stratum. The survey includes 6 questionnaires: 1) a household questionnaire; 2) water quality testing questionnaire 3) individual women, aged 15-49 years; 4) individual men (ages 15-49) administered in every second household; 5) a questionnaire for children under 5; and 6) a questionnaire for children age 5-17 years, administered to mothers (or caretakers). Fieldwork teams observed handwashing stations in households, measured the weights and heights of children age under 5 years, and tested household water for E. coli and source water for both E. coli levels and arsenic. The questionnaires were customized and translated into Nepali, Bhojpuri and Maithili. 

Adult mortality, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary protein, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Fruits and vegetables, HIV and AIDS, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Iodine supplements, Japanese encephalitis vaccines, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Lifestyle risk factors, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupational risk factors, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Rubella vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vaccine preventable childhood diseases, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Zinc