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DHS-IPUMS-I Nepal regions, 1996-2016

Codes and Frequencies

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DHS_IPUMSI_ NP provides geographic codes for Nepal that match those in the IPUMS-DHS and IPUMS-International databases. This variable can be used to link contextual area data from IPUMS-DHS to IPUMS-International or vice versa. The codes in DHS_IPUMSI_NP indicate the major administrative unit--in this case, development regions--in which the household and its members were enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Nepal, using the units in DHS_IPUMSI_NP, can be downloaded here.


The units in DHS_IPUMSI_NP are harmonized across IPUMS-DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The time span for IPUMS-DHS samples is 1996 to 2016 and corresponds to the census samples from 2001-2011 in IPUMS-International.


  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2001: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-H, 1996-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-H, 2001-M, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-H, 2006-M, 2006-W, 2006-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H, 2016-W