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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
Obtaining NFHS Data
Ordering NFHS Publications
Researches Based on NFHS Data
administered three types of questionnaires: the Household
Questionnaire, the Woman’s Questionnaire and the Village
Questionnaire. The Village Questionnaire was administered only in
the rural areas. For each state and at national level three data
files are associated with these questionnaires. Also available are
data files with information on children born during the three
years preceding the survey (last two children only) along with
mother's basic characteristics.
Data files are available in user-friendly formats for SPSS, SAS,
and STATA users. Data files are available in three formats: the
flat format, the rectangular format and the hierarchical format.
The SPSS, SAS, and STATA include files are also distributed with
the data set. The data set comes with elaborate documentation
regarding variables and related descriptions.
All the data files for 24 states and the National Capital
Territory of Delhi, as well as the National data set of NFHS-1 are
published by 1995. The data files for NFHS-2 are published for the
states for which final report has been published. Announcements
regarding release of data set will be given regularly on the NFHS
in the What's New?
All the data published so far are available for download through Demographic Health Survey
data distribution system. The DHS website belongs to ORC
Macro. For more details on obtaining and downloading NFHS
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