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India National Sample Survey Round 60 2004


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2004 - 06/2004
Series or system 
India National Sample Survey (NSS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Sample registration
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Sample Survey (NSS) is a socioeconomic sample survey conducted in annual rounds with a cycle of rotating topics. The 60th Round (January to June 2004) included surveys of household consumer expenditure, employment and unemployment, and morbidity and health care.

Samples were as follows: 18,975 rural and 10,656 urban households for the consumer expenditure survey, 59,159 households for the employment survey, and 47,302 rural and 26,566 urban households for the morbidity survey. The surveys were constructed to be representative at the national and state levels, excluding select areas due to geographic remoteness.

Health topics included morbidity and hospitalization, immunization, maternal health, and health of the elderly.