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Indicator  1992/93  1998/99
Percentage of women with no education 61.5 53.5
Percentage of women with access to newspaper, television and radio   11.9
Total fertility rate (children per women) 3.4 2.8
Median age at first birth for women age 25-49 (years) 19.4 19.4
Percentage of teenagers who have begun childbearing 23.2 20.6
Percentage of married women currently using any method of family planning 40.7 48.2
Percentage of married women currently using any modern method of family planning 36.5 42.8
Median age at first marriage for women age 25-49 (years) 16.9 16.9
Percentage of married women who want no more children 25.9 27.5
Percentage of married women with an unmet need for family planning 16.5 15.8
Mean ideal number of children 2.9 2.7
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 78.5 67.6
Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 109.4 94.9
Percentage of children fully immunized 35.4 39.4
Median breastfeeding duration (months) 24.4 25.4
Percentage of women who have ever heard of AIDS   40.3
Percentage of women who know no ways to avoid AIDS   17.5

Demographics and Health Surveys [DHS] - India Publications

The following additional reports may be helpful:
India 1998/99 Final Report (English) pdf FRIND2
India 1998/99 Summary Report (English)  SR81
Mass Media and Reproductive Behaviour in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, 1999 (English) Abstract AR10

DHS+ Dimensions, Volume 4, Number 1, Spring (English) Abstract NL41
DHS+ Dimensions, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring (English) Abstract NL31




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