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India Coverage Evaluation Survey 2009-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES) 2009
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2009 - 01/2010
Series or system 
India Coverage Evaluation Survey
Data type
  • Community
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES) 2009 was conducted to assess the impact of the National Rural Health Mission on improving maternal, newborn, and child health services in India. Two bilingual questionnaires were used to interview mothers of children aged 12-23 months and women who gave birth during the 12 months prior to the survey, and a third was used to collect a village profile.

Conducted in all states and union territories, the CES 2009 primarily focused on immunization of women and children, maternal care services, breastfeeding practices and child nutrition, and child morbidity.

The questionnaire for CES 2009 was constructed such that the data would align with previous large surveys including the District Level Household Survey (DLHS3), National Family Health Survey (NFHS3), and include National Rural Health Mission programs and initiatives.