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The National Family Health Survey - India - A Comparative Statement - Key Indicators
National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - India NFHS-1 : Main Report
National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - India NFHS-2 : Main Report
National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - Maharashtra: Main Report
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About NFHS-1

The first National Family Health Survey (NFHS-1) was an important component of the project to strengthen the survey research capabilities of the Population research Centres (PRCs) in India, launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India, New Delhi, in 1991. The MOHFW designated the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, as the nodal agency for providing co-ordination and technical guidance for NFHS-1. The data collection for the NFHS-1 in each state was undertaken by the field organizations, selected for this purpose, in collaboration with the PRCs of the respective state. The East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA and Macro International, Calverton, Maryland, USA provided technical assistance for all of the survey operations. Funding for the NFHS-1 was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), New Delhi. UNICEF and Plan International provided the weighing scales for the survey.

Interviews were conducted with a nationally representative sample of 88,562 households and 89,777 ever-married women in the age group 13-49, from 24 states and the then National Capital Territory of Delhi (which later attained statehood) using uniform questionnaire, sample design and field procedures. The main objective of the survey was to collect reliable and up-to-date information on fertility, family planning, mortality, and maternal and child health. Data collection was carried out in three phases from April 1992 to September 1993. The NFHS-1 was a major landmark in the development in the demographic database for India.
The team at IIPS
National and International Consultants
The Population Research Centres
The Field Organizations

The team at IIPS

Project Directors
  Dr. K. Srinivasan
  Dr. K.B. Pathak

Project Coordinators
  Prof. Tara Kanitkar
  Dr. T.K. Roy
  Dr. B.M. Ramesh

National and International Consultants

  Dr. Fred Arnold
  Mr. David Cantor
  Dr. Pavalavalli Govindswamy
  Mr. Sushil Kumar
  Ms. Thanh Le
  Dr. Robert D. Retherford
  Ms. Sandra Rowland
  Mr. O.P. Sharma
  Dr. Jeremiah M. Sullivan
  Mr. Sanjay Tiwari
  Dr. Vijay Verma

The Population Research Centres

  PRC, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam
  PRC, Guahati University, Guwahati
  PRC, Patna University, Patna
  PRC, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
  PRC, JSS Institute of Economic Research, Dharwad
  PRC, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  PRC, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  PRC, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  PRC, Kashmir University, Srinagar
  PRC, Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
  PRC, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram
  PRC, Directorate of Economics and Statistics,
         Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal
  PRC, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune
  PRC, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  PRC, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development,
  PRC, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
  PRC, The Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare
         Trust, Ambathurai R.S., Tamil Nadu
  PRC, Lucknow University, Lucknow

The Field Organizations

  Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  Centre for Development Research and Training, Madras
  Centre for Management of Development Programmes, Hyderabad
  Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh
  Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur
  MODE Research Private Limited, Calcutta
  VIMARSH, The Consultancy Group, New Delhi


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