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India Survey on Infant and Child Mortality 1978


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India Survey on Infant and Child Mortality 1979
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/1978 - 12/1978
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Survey on Infant and Child Mortality was a special survey undertaken within a sample of the units measured in the Sample Registration System (SRS). The survey was conducted at the same time as the SRS half-yearly survey, from July through December 1978. The purpose of this survey was to gather data on infant and child mortality, to investigate child health care, and to learn more about the socioeconomic characteristics of households. The survey took place in rural and urban areas throughout India.

The data were collected through in-person interviews. The questionnaire focuses on the infrastructure of the communities participants lived in, demographic characteristics of the families, and birth histories of children born between 1973 and 1978.