The survey carried out across 6.1 lakh sample households had significant pointers on how women are girls are treated in India. So, what does it reveal?
There is definitely something worryingly wrong with how India is approaching its social development goals.
National Family Health Survey is being conducted on 6.1 lakh sample households to collect information on population, health, family planning and nutrition related indicators.
A glance at data shows that in districts such as Jangaon, the C-sections in government sector are over 70 per cent.
The survey was conducted in 6.1 lakh sample households, involving household-level interviews, to collect information on population, health, family planning and nutrition related indicators.
According to NFHS data, of the total number of women suffering from anaemia, 58.9 per cent belong to the rural parts of the State, while 55.2 per cent are from the urban areas.
While the state now has a TFR of 3, as compared to the last survey when it stood at 3.4, Kerala and Goa are among 8 states where the sex ratio at birth has worsened.
The NFHS-5 showed that 20 states and UTs have recorded a rise in the percentage of children under 5 years who are overweight.
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A look at the last round of NFHS in 2015-2016 corroborates this as it shows that the country’s showing on parameters of ‘wasted’ and ‘severely wasted’ children had worsened.