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Papua New Guinea Demographic and Health Survey 1996-1997


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Demographic and Health Survey 1996
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/1996 - 08/1997
Series or system 
Asian Development Bank Demographic and Health Survey (ADB DHS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The 1996 Demographic and Health Survey in Papua New Guinea was conducted by the National Statistics Office as part of the Papua New Guinea Population and Family Planning Project (1993-1998). It used a sample of 25,000 households, based on the 1990 census sampling frame, for a household questionnaire. The individual questionnaire was administered in a second phase to all women ages 15-49 in around 5,000 households. The 20,000 households not included in the second phase had a different questionnaire that included a summary birth history.

A national report, a summary report, and provincial reports may be available for purchase from the National Statistics Office or through the library system.