Nepal: Demographic and Health Survey 2011, Preliminary Report

Publications - Released in 2011

The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2011 is conducted as a periodic update of the demographic and health situation in Nepal. This is the fourth comprehensive national level population and health survey conducted in Nepal as part of the global Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program.

The primary focus of the 2011 NDHS was to provide estimates of key population and health indicators, including fertility and mortality rates, for the country as a whole and for urban and rural areas separately. In addition, the sample was designed to provide estimates of most key variables for the 13 ecodevelopment regions (stratums).


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  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Ministry of Health - Nepal