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Ethnicity, Niger

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ETHNICITYNE (V131NE) is a variable specific to Niger that reports responses to a question about the woman's ethnicity. The groups identified vary across samples. See Comparability.


ETHNICITYNE (V131NE) is a country-specific variable for Niger that collects information about the ethnic group to which the woman belongs. While eight ethnic groups (with codes 01 through 08) are reported for all Niger samples, the number and names of other ethnicities vary across samples. IPUMS-DHS therefore uses a composite coding system, in which broad other groups (Nigerien and non-Nigerien) share a common first digit, with specific detail preserved by the code's second digit.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ETHNICITY (V131) is a country-specific variable included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 2 forward, with no standard wording or response categories.


  • Niger 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1998-B, 1998-C, 1998-W, 2006-W, 2006-B, 2006-C, 2006-W