Codes and Frequencies
GEO_NP1996_2011 reports the subregion in Nepal where the respondent was interviewed, using units with consistent boundaries across samples. The identified units combine the three ecological regions (mountain, hill, and terai/plains) with the five development regions for Nepal.
A second integrated geographic variable for Nepal, GEO_NP1996_2016, provides spatially consistent units over time with less geographic detail, using development regions as the units. A third integrated variable for Nepal, GEOALT_NP1996_2016, identifies the three ecological regions across time. Each Nepalese sample also has its own sample-specific geography variable.
An integrated GIS map (in shapefile format) for Nepal, following the boundaries for GEO_NP1996_2011, can be downloaded here.
The Western Mountain region is a combination of Mid-western Mountain, Far-western Mountain, and Western Mountain regions.
The 2016 Nepal sample is not included in GEO_NP1996_2011 because, in 2015, the administrative divisions of Nepal were reorganized into seven provinces with different boundaries.
- 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.