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India Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4)
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 06/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The India Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015-2016, also known as the India National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4), is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization. For the 2015-2016 India DHS, 699,686 women ages 15-49 and 103,525 men ages 15-54 were successfully interviewed from 601,509 households.

State and district level fact sheets, questionnaires and survey documentation are also available from the National Institute for Populations Sciences (India):

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Circumcision, Clinical breast exams, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Fever, Folic acid supplements, Genital prolapse, Gestational age, Goiter, Gonococcal infections, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Gynecological diseases, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health indicators, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Heart disease, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Maternal sepsis, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Micronutrients, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Needle sharing, Nonprofits, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc