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India Human Development Survey 2004-2005


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2004 - 10/2005
Data type
  • Community
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative survey of 41,554 households, 13,900 of which were interviewed in 1993-1994 in a previous survey by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, in India. Topics covered include health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, and social capital. Village, school, and health facility interviews were also conducted as part of this survey, as well as anthropometric measurements of children under 5 and ages 8-11, and their mothers.

Abortion, Alcohol use, Ambulances, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Beds, Birth control pills, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cataracts, Causes of death, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Crime, Crops, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diet, Domestic migration, Economic indicators, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Electrocardiograms, Employment, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family planning, Fatigue, Fertility, Fever, Folic acid supplements, Food expenditures, Gynecology, Health care access, Health care prices, Health care use, Health facilities, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household deaths, Household expenditures, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Iron supplements, Lab personnel, Land ownership, Length of stay, Leprosy, Summary birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Measles vaccines, Medical education, Medical equipment, Mental and behavioral disorders, Night blindness, Nonprofits, Nurses, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Paralysis, Personal health expenditures, Physicians, Polio, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Sanitation, School conditions, School enrollment, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Stool tests, Teachers, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Tuberculosis, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Vital statistics, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, X-rays, Absenteeism, Adolescents, Agriculture, Analgesics, Back pain, Birth certificates, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Breathing difficulty, Child anthropometry, Child labor, Cognitive assessment, Disability, Eclampsia, Employment benefits, Family size, Fertilizers, Financial assistance for health, HIV and AIDS, Health aid, Health care costs, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injections, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Languages, Leisure activities, Living conditions, Loans, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal conditions, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal morbidity, Maternal sepsis, Meat, Medical tests, Medicines, Menstruation, Obstructed labor, Occult blood, Outpatient facilities, Parental survival, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth complications, Prices, STDs, Screening, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Siblings, Social class, Spermicides, Surgical procedures, Taxes, Telephones, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Ultrasound, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Waste disposal, Weight, Abortive outcome
Suggested citation 

Desai, Sonalde, Reeve Vanneman, and National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. India Human Development Survey (IHDS), 2005. ICPSR22626-v8. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-06-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR22626.v8.