The fourth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS), to be launched early next month, will provide district level data on India’s demographic and health indicators covering all 640 districts. District level estimates from all States and Union Territories will be included in the Survey for the first time.
Consequently, the sample is expected to be 5,68,200 households, up from about 1,09,000 households in the previous round of NFHS in 2005-06 which provided only national and State level estimates. This is expected to yield a total sample of 625,014 women and 93,065 men. In these households information on 265,653 children below age 5 will be collected in the survey.
Source: The Hindu
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