Codes and Frequencies
ETHNICITYNM (V131NM) is a variable specific to Namibia that reports the respondent's ethnicity, based on the main language spoken in the home. The groups identified vary slightly across samples. See Comparability.
ETHNICITYNM (V131NM) is a country-specific variable for Namibia that collects information about the ethnic group to which the woman belongs. Unlike other countries' surveys that directly ask about ethnicity, ETHNICITYNM uses a question about the respondent's language to determine her ethnicity.
While eight ethnic groups/languages (with codes 01 through 08) are reported for all Namibia samples, the number of ethnic groups identified varies across samples. IPUMS-DHS therefore uses a composite coding system, in which other groups (beyond the first eight) share a common first digit of "1," 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 II forward, with no standard wording or response categories.
- Namibia 1992: All women age 15-49.
- Namibia 2000: All women age 15-49.
- Namibia 2006: All women age 15-49.
- Namibia 2013: All women age 15-64.