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Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (NMICS) 2014 Key Findings Report

The Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (NMICS) was carried out in 2014 by Central Bureau of Statistics, Government of Nepal, as part of the global MICS program. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF and the Government of Nepal provided financial support.

According to the key findings, the current under-five mortality rate is 38 per 1,000 live births while the neonatal mortality rate is 23 per 1,000 live births, which accounts for 61 percent of under-five deaths. Full immunization coverage against key childhood diseases of children under one is 85 percent. Two thirds of women attended at least one antenatal care visit (68 percent) and over half of the women had a skilled birth attendant during delivery (56 percent). Nearly half (49 percent) of women of reproductive age are marrying before the age of 18. Of them 16 percent were married before the age of 15. The adolescent fertility rate is 71 per 1,000 women.Stunting of children under …