NFHS: News

27 Nov 2021

Domestic Violence

Are husbands justified in beating their wives? What Indians think

The fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) reveals there is a long way to go as far as attitudes toward domestic violence are concerned.

24 Nov 2021

Health & Wellness

India's fertility rate drops to 2. What does it mean?

India's Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has dropped from 2.2 to 2.

14 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Malnutrition on the rise in key states, finds government survey

The government recently released the first set of findings of the latest fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS).

29 Jun 2019


Not litchi, asbestos behind AES deaths in Bihar, says study

As a suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome outbreak resulted in 150 children's deaths in Bihar, the central and state government are trying to determine the exact cause of the deaths.

06 Mar 2019


Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children

In a bizarre news, the Jain community in India has distributed sops to young couples asking them to give birth to more than two children.

09 Feb 2019

West Bengal

Bengal, not Bihar, now tops India in child marriage prevalence

West Bengal has now edged past the 'Bimaru' states in terms of child marriages, with the state having the highest incidence of girls aged 15-19 years being married off.

25 Apr 2018


In Assam, newly-wed wife gang-raped by husband, friends over dowry

A woman was allegedly raped by her husband, and two of his friends on April 17 in South Assam's Karimganj district, just three days after her wedding.

08 Apr 2018


Kerala man undergoes vasectomy, Facebook post listing reasons wins hearts

It all falls to women- pregnancy, family planning and what not. However, a Kerala man has proved this can be changed, by undergoing vasectomy to save his wife from going through a painful contraceptive process.

29 Jan 2018


Condom use among unmarried women increases 6-fold in 10 years

Findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 are encouraging, a testament to the fact that more unmarried, sexually active women are now practising safe sex.

26 Mar 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Food tech revolution: What is clean food?

In recent years, meat substitutes have seen an intense growth in the food markets.

Over half of all Indian under-5 children are anaemic

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16, over 58% of all children aged below five years are suffering from anaemia, i.e. they have insufficient haemoglobin in their blood.

Once robust Punjab now has wasted children, anaemic men

Punjabis have for long been perceived as relatively well-off people who eat heartily and live an energetic lifestyle.