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Friday, May 27, 2022



Explained: Indians' preference for sons, and why Meghalaya women prefer more daughters

May 19, 2022 6:33 am

For most Indians, an ideal family consists of more daughters than sons, NFHS data show. Women in matrilineal Meghalaya are the exception — but not the state's men.

Good, bad and doubtful 

May 15, 2022 9:04 am

P Chidambaram writes: The big, breaking, bad news is that a little more than one-half of India’s population did not complete 10 years of school education — 59 per cent of women and 49. 8 per cent of men.

More Indians are anaemic than before, 67% children under 5 affected: NFHS-5

May 16, 2022 8:31 pm

According to the survey report, at least 67 per cent children (6-59 months) have anaemia as compared to 58.6 per cent in the last survey conducted in 2015-16.

NFHS data says Chandigarh has highest number of rich people in India: Find out where your state stands

May 12, 2022 7:18 pm

NFHS 5 has further found that Jains are the richest amongst the religious communities in India, with over 80% of its population falling in the highest wealth quintile and only 1.6% falling in the lowest.

Nineteen per cent households do not use any toilet facility: NFHS survey

May 11, 2022 3:21 pm

The survey found that 11 percent of urban households use a shared facility, compared with seven percent of rural households.

Telling Numbers: Over half of India's population is still under age 30, slight dip in last 5 years

May 11, 2022 10:38 am

The age pyramid shows India’s population is young, which, NFHS-5 notes, is typical of developing countries with low life expectancy. The pyramid also shows that fertility has decreased considerably in the last 5 years, it says.

89% children between 6-23 months don’t get adequate diet: NFHS

May 11, 2022 7:59 am

The NFHS report looked at adequate diet for both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding children till they reached two years.

NFHS-5 data shows literacy and delivery of services, not religion, influences fertility

May 11, 2022 10:28 am

S Y Quraishi writes: India has achieved the replacement rate for its population. Now, 'unmet need' for family planning tools must be provided for.

NFHS-5 data: Total fertility rate dips, sharpest decline among Muslims

May 10, 2022 12:54 pm

In NFHS 5, the country’s overall fertility fell below the replacement level of two children per woman, falling from 2.2 in NFHS 4.

30% women in India subjected to physical, sexual violence: NFHS

May 08, 2022 7:50 am

Only 14% of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence by anyone have brought the issue up.