India - National Family Health Survey 2015-2016

The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators. All four NFHS surveys have been conducted under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. MoHFW designated the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, as the nodal agency for the surveys. Funding for NFHS-4 was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), UNICEF, UNFPA, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Government of India. Technical assistance for NFHS-4 was provided by ICF, Maryland, USA. Assistance for the HIV component of the survey was provided by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune.

Acronym: 
DHS / NFHS-4 2015-16
Type: 
Microdata
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Languages Supported: 
English
Geographical Coverage: 
India
Reference ID: 
IND_2015_DHS_v01_M
Release Date: 
February 7, 2018

Harvest Source

Harvest Source: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
9696

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
February 7, 2018
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
Government of Inda; United States Agency for International Development; United Kingdom Department for International Development; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; United Nations Children's Fund; United Nations Population Fund
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) - Government of India
Questionnaires: 
Four questionnaires - household, woman's, man's, and biomarker, were used to collect information in 19 languages using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).
Sampling Procedure: 
The NFHS-4 sample was designed to provide estimates of all key indicators at the national and state levels, as well as estimates for most key indicators at the district level (for all 640 districts in India, as of the 2011 Census). The total sample size of approximately 572,000 households for India was based on the size needed to produce reliable indicator estimates for each district and for urban and rural areas in districts in which the urban population accounted for 30-70 percent of the total district population. The rural sample was selected through a two-stage sample design with villages as the Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) at the first stage (selected with probability proportional to size), followed by a random selection of 22 households in each PSU at the second stage. In urban areas, there was also a two-stage sample design with Census Enumeration Blocks (CEB) selected at the first stage and a random selection of 22 households in each CEB at the second stage. At the second stage in both urban and rural areas, households were selected after conducting a complete mapping and household listing operation in the selected first-stage units. The figures of NFHS-4 and that of earlier rounds may not be strictly comparable due to differences in sample size and NFHS-4 will be a benchmark for future surveys. NFHS-4 fieldwork for Bihar was conducted in all 38 districts of the state from 16 March to 8 August 2015 by the Academic Management Studies (AMS) and collected information from 36,772 households, 45,812 women age 15-49 (including 7,464 women interviewed in PSUs in the state module), and 5,872 men age 15-54.
Series Information: 
The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is the fourth survey of its kind in India. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.
Study Type: 
Demographic and Health Survey [hh/dhs]
Unit of Analysis: 
- Household- Individual- Children age 0-5- Woman age 15-49- Man age 15-54

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The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators. All four NFHS surveys have been conducted under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. MoHFW designated the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, as the nodal agency for the surveys. Funding for NFHS-4 was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), UNICEF, UNFPA, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Government of India. Technical assistance for NFHS-4 was provided by ICF, Maryland, USA. Assistance for the HIV component of the survey was provided by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune.

Dataset Info

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Modified Date
2018-02-07
Release Date
December 31,1969
Identifier
27e2eae1-984f-444a-ac46-ed329c2db0e3
License
License Not Specified
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Reference ID: 
IND_2015_DHS_v01_M
Acronym: 
DHS / NFHS-4 2015-16
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 
The DHS Program, archive@dhsprogram.com, http://www.DHSprogram.com
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Time Periods: 
February, 2018
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) - Government of India
Unit of Analysis: 
- Household- Individual- Children age 0-5- Woman age 15-49- Man age 15-54
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Series Information: 
The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is the fourth survey of its kind in India. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.
Sampling Procedure: 
The NFHS-4 sample was designed to provide estimates of all key indicators at the national and state levels, as well as estimates for most key indicators at the district level (for all 640 districts in India, as of the 2011 Census). The total sample size of approximately 572,000 households for India was based on the size needed to produce reliable indicator estimates for each district and for urban and rural areas in districts in which the urban population accounted for 30-70 percent of the total district population. The rural sample was selected through a two-stage sample design with villages as the Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) at the first stage (selected with probability proportional to size), followed by a random selection of 22 households in each PSU at the second stage. In urban areas, there was also a two-stage sample design with Census Enumeration Blocks (CEB) selected at the first stage and a random selection of 22 households in each CEB at the second stage. At the second stage in both urban and rural areas, households were selected after conducting a complete mapping and household listing operation in the selected first-stage units. The figures of NFHS-4 and that of earlier rounds may not be strictly comparable due to differences in sample size and NFHS-4 will be a benchmark for future surveys. NFHS-4 fieldwork for Bihar was conducted in all 38 districts of the state from 16 March to 8 August 2015 by the Academic Management Studies (AMS) and collected information from 36,772 households, 45,812 women age 15-49 (including 7,464 women interviewed in PSUs in the state module), and 5,872 men age 15-54.
Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Questionnaires: 
Four questionnaires - household, woman's, man's, and biomarker, were used to collect information in 19 languages using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).
Harvest Source: 
Harvest Source ID: 
9696
Citation Text: 
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download
Modified date: 
17569
Study Type: 
Demographic and Health Survey [hh/dhs]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Computer Assisted Personal Interview

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