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Study Report

Study Number: QP-513-003-1-1-India-IIPS-2005

Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility

Bibliographic Citation: National family health survey, India 2005-2006.  [machine-readable data file] / International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)  [principal investigator(s)] / International Institute for Population Sciences  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NFHS-3

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. NFHS-3 provides information on several new and emerging issues such as perinatal mortality, male involvement in the use of health and family welfare services, adolescent reproductive health, high risk sexual behaviour, family life education, safe injections, and knowledge about tuberculosis. A major new component of NFHS-3 is blood testing for HIV prevalence and behaviour-related information among adult men and women. In addition to interviewing ever-married women age 15-49, NFHS-3 included never married women age 15-49 and both ever-married and never married men age 15-54 as eligible respondents. Interviews were conducted with 124,385 women age 15-49 and 74,369 men age 15-54 from all 29 states.

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