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  • Retherford, Robert D.; Mishra, Vinod K. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    A comparative analysis of data from India's Sample Registration System (SRS) and from two recent National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-1 in 1992–93 and NFHS-2 in 1998–99) indicates major discrepancies in fertility estimates. ...
  • Retherford, Robert D.; Roy, T. K. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    Birth histories collected during the first and second National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-1 and NFHS-2) show an unusually large proportion of male births in some population groups, which suggests that female fetuses are ...
  • Nair, P. Sadasivan (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    About four-fifths of all couples who use modern family planning methods in India obtain contraception from government sources. The proportion of couples using private-sector sources appears to be increasing, although levels ...
  • Gandotra, M. M.; Retherford, Robert D.; Pandey, Arvind; Luther, Norman Y.; Mishra, Vinod K. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    An analysis of fertility differentials by socioeconomic and demographic characteristics reveals a wide diversity in the total fertility rate among Indian states. Total fertility tends to be high among women who live in ...
  • Retherford, Robert D.; Mishra, Vinod K.; Prakasam, G. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001-05)
    Based on an analysis of fertility estimates from NFHS-1, NFHS-2, and India's Sample Registration System (SRS), this report attempts to provide accurate estimates of fertility levels and trends in the state of Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • Pandey, Arvind (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    Between 1981 and 1990, infant mortality declined 23 percent in India and child mortality declined 34 percent, but mortality rates are still high. Sex differentials in infant and child mortality reflect strong son preference ...
  • Rao, K. V.; Mishra, Vinod K.; Retherford, Robert D. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    Despite the Indian Government's vigorous Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) Programme, conducted for more than a decade, very few children who fall ill with diarrhoea are treated with ORT or increased fluids. Many of the ...
  • Govindasamy, Pavalavalli; Ramesh, B. M. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Calverton, Maryland: Macro International Inc., 1997)
    Using NFHS data for selected states in northern and southern India, the authors show that mother's schooling results in improved child survival because educated mothers use health services that effectively prevent fatal ...
  • Kishor, Sunita; Parasuraman, Sulabha (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Calverton, Maryland: Macro International Inc., 1998)
    A multivariate analysis of births during the four years before the NFHS shows that mortality rates are higher for children age 12-47 months if their mothers are employed. Mortality is higher for children age 0-11 months ...
  • Sugathan, K. S.; Mishra, Vinod K.; Retherford, Robert D. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    This report examines the role of existing antenatal-care services in promoting institutional delivery in rural areas. The analysis is based on NFHS-1 results from four Indian states Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, and ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K.; Retherford, Robert D.; Nair, P. Sadasivan; Feeney, Griffith (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    Among currently married women age 13-49 who discontinued using contraception, 38 percent did so because of a method-related problem or method failure. The proportion who discontinued for these reasons varies widely by state ...
  • Mutharayappa, R. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    The effect of son preference on fertility varies substantially by region and state. The NFHS Subject Reports is a series summarizing secondary analysis of data from the 1992-93 National Family Health Survey (NFHS) in ...
  • Devi, D. Radha; Rastogi, Sita Ram; Retherford, Robert D. (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1996)
    In Uttar Pradesh, 30 percent of currently married women of reproductive age have an unmet need for family planning. The percentage of total need that is unmet is especially high among women who are Muslim, who live in rural ...
  • Kulkarni, Sumati; Choe, Minja Kim (Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    This report proposes new measures of wanted and unwanted fertility based on actual and wanted parity progression ratios and applies these procedures to NFHS data for eight states in India. In four large states with high ...
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