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National Family Health Survey


Efforts to estimate poverty from 2011-21 are commendable, given absence of data

June 30, 2022 8:38 am

Amitabh Kundu writes: Intending to provide inputs for policy making, researchers have evolved ingenious methods of estimating the data, using past datasets and those that have not been designed to get robust expenditure estimates

National Family Health Survey 5: ‘Excessive milk intake a major cause of nutritional anaemia’

May 19, 2022 7:28 am

Anaemia is a medical condition in which red blood cell count or the Hemoglobin (Hb) is less than normal and it is caused by a decrease in the production of red blood cells. 

Obesity in women rose by 3%, men 4%, in four years: NFHS-5

May 16, 2022 8:31 pm

The highest proportion of overweight or obese women is found in Puducherry (46 per cent) followed by Chandigarh (44 per cent), Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab (41 per cent each), and Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (38 per cent each), according to the report.

About 50 per cent of women aged 15-24 years still use cloth for menstrual protection: latest National Family Health Survey report

May 11, 2022 3:03 pm

"If an unclean cloth is reused, it increases exposure to multiple local infections", expert said.

Total fertility rate dips in India; find out what it is and how it is calculated

May 09, 2022 8:44 pm

According to National Family Health Survey-5, the current fertility rate is slightly lower than the replacement level of fertility of 2.1 children per woman

Preference for son sees gradual dip, but still an important factor

May 09, 2022 7:39 am

Nearly 65 percent of currently married women in the age group of 15-49 with two daughters and no sons do not want any more children as compared with 91 percent with two sons and no daughters.

Barring some, underage marriages down in most states: National Family Health Survey

May 07, 2022 9:32 am

Working women more likely to use modern contraception: Survey

Study finds high prevalence of respiratory illnesses among children below five living around Chennai thermal power plant

April 12, 2022 2:09 pm

According to the study, more than 63 per cent of the children from the Ennore area reported to have experienced one or more symptoms in the month preceding the survey.

Anganwadis should provide early childhood care and education

January 29, 2022 9:19 am

🔴 Sanjay Kaul, Uma Mahadevan-Dasgupta write: This is necessary for the well-being of the millions of young children in low-income households

Reading NHFS-5 data to understand India’s health, population outlook

January 10, 2022 9:22 am

🔴 It offers hope that India's population will stabilise by 2050. But some states, public health risks need urgent policy intervention