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India Demographic and Health Survey - 2016

Data Source
  • India
  • South Asia

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are nationally representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.

Study Website
Adolescents: 10,000+
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
Study Design:
  • Observational
Type of Data:
  • Cross-sectional
Time Period: 2015-2016; 2005-2006
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: Minisry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India (MOHFW), Macro International, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), ICF International
Funders: USAID; UK Department for International Development (DFID); Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; UNICEF; UNFPA; MacArthur Foundation; Government of India
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Economics - Employment;
Education - Grade attainment/attendance, Learning;
Family/Household Structure;
Gender Attitudes/Beliefs - Endorsement of violence against women, Marriage attitudes;
Health Care Access and Utilization;
HIV/AIDS and STIs - Knowledge, Testing, Treatment;
Migration and Mobility;
Physical Health - Anthropometry, Nutrition;
Reproductive Health - Family planning/contraception, Fertility, Maternal health, Sexual behavior;
Tobacco/Alcohol/Drug Use;
Violence - Emotional/psychological violence, Physical violence, Sexual violence;