Detail report of Nepal Living Standards Survey-IV released

KATHMANDU, JUNE 14: The detailed report of the Fourth Nepal Living Standards Survey was unveiled on yesterday. The National Statistics Office (NSO) shared a comprehensive report highlighting the country's key socioeconomic and other indicators.

As stated in the report, the number of people suffering from non-communicable diseases has increased in the country. It is reported that 18.5 percent of people have suffered from non-communicable diseases in the Fourth Nepal Living Standards Survey, compared to 11.7 percent in the Third Nepal Living Standards Survey.

According to the NLSS-IV, 19.8 percent of Nepalis have suffered from blood pressure-related illnesses, 14.7 percent from stomach-related illnesses, 9.3 percent from diabetes, and 8.6 percent from respiratory illnesses.

The report has also shown an increasing trend of infectious diseases among Nepalis, which has reached 24.9 percent in this report compared to 20 percent in the Third Nepal Living Standards Survey.

Likewise, 6.4 percent of Nepalis draw a salary based on a contract, 28.7 percent on a monthly basis, and 64.9 percent are employed on a daily basis.

According to the latest NLSS report, a Nepali spends an average of Rs 72,908 per year to meet basic needs, with Rs 35,029 required to meet the demand for foodstuffs.