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India Coverage Evaluation Survey 2005


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2005 - 12/2005
Series or system 
India Coverage Evaluation Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES) 2005 measures routine immunization of children, as well as levels of maternal care. For the CES 2005 a sample of 31,500 people were interviewed across India, focusing on mothers with children aged 12-23 months and mothers who had given birth in the previous year (October 2004 to October 2005). The survey focused primarily on immunization coverage and services, maternal care, and availability of child and maternal health services. Focus group discussions were also held to gather qualitative data from mothers with children aged 6-18 months, males with children under 2, grandmothers of children under 2, service providers, and opinion leaders.

The CES was designed to have 24 reporting units based on urban and rural areas rather than stricly by state divisions. Individual reports were created for 22 states, and 2 aggregated reports for the 7 northeast states (except Assam) and the Union Territories.