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Study Report

Study Number: QP-513-002-1-1-India-IIPS-1998

Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility

Bibliographic Citation: NFHS-2, India 1998-1999.  [machine-readable data file] / International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)  [principal investigator(s)] / International Institute for Population Sciences  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NFHS-2

Date Accessioned: 6/15/2011

Number of Files Received: 0

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Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 6/15/2011

Documentation: Reports and publications are available at this project website is at

Abstract: The National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) are nationwide surveys conducted with a representative sample of households throughout the country. Three NSFH surveys were conducted in 1992-1993, 1998-1999 and 2005-2006. NFHS were designed to provide national and state estimates of fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, reproductive and child health, nutrition of women and children, the quality of health and family welfare services, and socioeconomic conditions. The NFHS surveys use standardized questionnaires, sample designs, and field procedures to collect data. In addition to the population and health components covered in NFHS-1, NFHS-2 collected information on the quality of health and family welfare services, reproductive health problems, the status of women, and domestic violence. Height and weight measurements were extended to cover ever-married women. Ever-married women and their children below three years of age had their haemoglobin levels measured to provide the first national estimates of the prevalence of anaemia. NFHS-2 has a representative sample of over 91,000 ever-married women age 15-49 years across all 26 states of India.

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