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India Demographic and Health Survey 2005-2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3)
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2005 - 08/2006
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

Part of phase 5 of the DHS series, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Covers population, education, health, nutrition, family planning and household characteristics.

The survey asks about the ownership of mosquito nets but does not specify if they are treated with insecticide or not.

Consenting participants were given blood tests for HIV and hemoglobin tests for anemia.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Circumcision, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental hazards, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health literacy, Height, Hemoglobin, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Intentional injuries, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Obesity, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, Sense organ diseases, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Social class, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Ultrasound, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Zinc