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Religion of HH head

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RELIGIONHHEAD reports the religion of the household head, in broad categories with codes matching those used in variables about the religion of female and male respondents (RELIGION and RELIGIONMN).

The information in RELIGIONHHEAD is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


RELIGIONHHEAD has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

RELIGIONHHEAD is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


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