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India National Mental Health Survey Data Tables 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India (IND)
Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2015 - 07/2016
Series or system 
India National Mental Health Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The purpose of this survey was to address country-wide mental health problems by collecting data in order to develop and administer mental health services.

The sample size was 34,802 individuals, and 39,532 were successfully interviewed across 12 states in India. All participants were 18 years and older, except in four states where adolescents 13 years and older were included. In addition to the main questionnaire, individuals were also interviewed on epilepsy, tobacco use, and intellectual disability. Based on those responses, some participants were further interviewed on health treatment, disability, and socioeconomic factors.