Title:  Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011

 Abstract: This survey is the eighth in a series of national-level population and health surveys and the fourth comprehensive survey conducted as part of the global Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program. The main objective of this survey was to collect the demographic data particularly data on fertility rates, abortion, and infant and child mortality. The study was measured the level of contraceptive knowledge and practice, reproductive health of women, prevalence and treatment of childhood illnesses, immunization, breastfeeding and supplementary feeding practice, HIV/AIDS/STI knowledge and prevention behaviors of women and men. The study was also assess maternal health and health care utilization; hemoglobin level and nutritional status of women and children.

The survey was collect data from a nationally representative sample of 12,674 women of reproductive age (15-49 years), 10,826 households and 4,121 men age of 15-49 years. The sample was stratified so as to yield adequate representation in urban and rural areas, for the five development regions (Eastern, Central, Western, Mid-western and Far-western and for the three ecological zones (terai, hills and mountains). The sample was structured so as to allow certain variables to be presented for each of the 13 “sub-regions” created by the combination of development region and ecological zone.

Sponsored By: USAID.  March 2012. Availability: Click here for full text


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