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India National Fertility Survey 1972


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1972 - 06/1972
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to collect data on fertility trends in different socioeconomic groups in order to develop indicators. This data collection was part of the Sample Registration System (SRS) half-yearly survey. This survey collected information through in-person interviews in the homes of people living in rural and urban areas in all states and territories. The sample size was 128,154 rural households and 50,166 urban households.

The main themes of the questionnaire were household member characteristics and a detailed fertility history of the ever-married women living in the household.

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