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India District Level Household Survey 2007-2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2007 - 12/2008
Series or system 
India District Level Household Survey (DLHS)
Data type
  • Community
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The third District Level Household Survey (DLHS-3) covered 720,000 households in 601 districts throughout all states except Nagaland. Survey instruments included household, ever-married women (ages 15-49), unmarried women (ages 15-24), village, and health facility questionnaires. The household questionnaire measured socioeconomic characteristics, while women's questionnaires focused on maternal and reproductive health and health knowledge. Village and health facility questionnaires include information on availability of health services and health infrastructure.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Ambulances, Anesthetic equipment, Antenatal care, Antihelminthics, Assets, BCG vaccines, Beds, Birth control pills, Blood supply, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Causes of death, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Disasters, Education, Electricity, Electrocardiograms, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Employment, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Folic acid supplements, Glucose tests, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Iron supplements, Lab personnel, Laboratory equipment, Land ownership, Literacy, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mortality, Neonatal conditions, Nurses, Obstetric fistulas, Occupation codes, Occupations, Pap smears, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physical therapists, Physicians, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Religion, Reproductive health, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, Schools, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Social class, Stool tests, Summary birth history, Surgeons, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Ultrasound, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Verbal autopsy, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, X-rays, Stillbirths