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Nicaragua 1993

Encuesta Nacional de Hogares sobre Medición de Niveles de Vida (ENMV)



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Sample Size:4,200
Domains:Urban/rural; region (Segovias, Western, Managua, Southern, Central, Northern, Atlantic)
Collection Dates:February - June 1993
Executing Agency:National Institute for Development Information
Access Policy:Available for free download
Other LSMS surveys for this country:1998-9920012005













File Name

Description and Format

Household Questionnaire (nic01)

The household questionnaire contains information collected at the household level (housing, expenditures, and non-agricultural employment) and information collected at the individual level (demographics, education, health, economic activity, and migration).  The questionnaire is an essential tool for using the data. In addition to containing the questions, it also contains codes and skip patterns.

PDF (1.5 MB)

Community Questionnaire (nic02)

This questionnaire contains information on community demographics, economy and infrastructure, education and health.

PDF (149 Kb)

Anthropometric Questionnaire (nic03)

Anthropometric information (height and weight) was collected for all children less than 5 years old.

PDF (37 Kb)

Basic Information (ni93info)

Describes the design of the survey and its coverage for potential users and provides general information about the general characteristics of the survey.

PDF (191 Kb)

Manual de Instrucciones del Enumerador (nic04)

This document starts with a description of the scope and the objectives of the survey but concentrates on the execution of the study itself: the responsibilities of the survey team members, the time frame of the assigned tasks, interviewing techniques, basic concepts and definitions, objectives of each section and who to interview for each section, how to obtain the required information and fill out the questionnaire.

PDF (3.6 MB)

Diseño Muestral

Survey Design: Discusses the rationale for the survey, its coverage in terms of people and geography, and the sample design.

PDF (734 Kb)

Manual de Digitadores

Key Entry Manual:  This manual provides information on how the data were key entered and the programs used for data cleaning.

PDF (457 Kb)

Manual del Supervisor

Supervisor Manual: Provides information on the methodology of the survey and the instructions necessary to administer the survey in the field.

PDF (1.2 MB) 

Data Dictionary

This document lists all variable names by type (numerical, character, etc.), position, length and possible values. The variable names match those in the data and they are grouped into records which match the sections of the questionnaire.  This document is available in English only.

PDF (2.0 MB)


This document provides a brief description of the findings of the survey using cartoons and simple language.  It was originally provided to children in the schools in the country.

PDF (352 Kb)

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