National Family Health Survey Bulletin (1995-2003)


The NFHS Bulletin series summarized findings from India's first and second National Family Health surveys. The surveys were conducted in 1992-93 and 1998-99 under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to provide national and state-level estimates of fertility, infant and child mortality, family planning practice, maternal and child health, and the utilization of services available to mothers and children.

The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, conducted NFHS-1 and NFHS-2 in cooperation with consulting organizations and population research centers throughout India and with the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and ORC Macro in Calverton, Maryland. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported both surveys, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided additional funding for NFHS-2. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supported the analysis and the publication of this series.

Most issues of the NFHS Bulletin may be downloaded from this page. For those that are not available electronically, please check the East-West Center's Research Information Services library catalog or contact an East-West Center librarian for information on how to obtain a copy.

No. 17. Factors affecting sex-selective abortion in India by Robert D. Retherford and T.K. Roy. January 2003. 4 pp.

No. 16. Are the WHO/UNICEF guidelines on breastfeeding appropriate for India? by Ravilla Anandaiah and Minja Kim Choe. September 2000. 4 pp.

No. 15. Women's education can improve child nutrition in India by Vinod K. Mishra and Robert D. Retherford. February 2000. 4 pp.

No. 14. Cooking with biomass fuels increases the risk of blindness by Vinod K. Mishra, Robert D. Retherford, and Kirk R. Smith. April 1999. 4 pp.

No. 13. Cooking with biomass fuels increases the risk of tuberculosis by Vinod K. Mishra, Robert D. Retherford, and Kirk R. Smith. February 1999. 4 pp.

No. 12. Identifying children with high mortality risk by Minja Kim Choe, Norman Y. Luther, Arvind Pandey, Damodar Sahu, and Jagdish Chand. January 1999. 4 pp.

No. 11. Mass media can help improve treatment of childhood diarrhoea by K.V. Rao, Vinod K. Mishra, and Robert D. Retherford. 4 pp.

No. 10. Mother's tetanus immunisation is associated not only with lower neonatal mortality but also with lower early-childhood mortality by Norman Y. Luther. April 1998. 4 pp.

No. 9. Accelerating India's fertility decline: The role of temporary contraceptive method by K.B. Pathak, Griffith Feeney, and Norman Y. Luther. February 1998. 4 pp.

No. 8. Cooking smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infection in children by Vinod Mishra and Robert D. Retherford. September 1997. 4 pp.

No. 7. Media exposure increases contraceptive use by Robert D. Retherford and Vinod Mishra. August 1997. 4 pp.

No. 6. Measuring the speed of India's fertility decline by R.L. Narasimhan, Robert D. Retherford, Vinod Mishra, Fred Arnold, and T.K. Roy. July 1997. 4 pp.

 No. 5. State-level variations in wanted and unwanted fertility provide a guide for India's family planning programmes by Sumati Kulkarni and Minja Kim Choe. June 1997 1996. 4 pp.

No. 4. Is son preference slowing down India's transition to low fertility? by R. Mutharayappa, Minja Kim Choe, Fred Arnold, and T.K. Roy. January 1997. 4 pp.

No. 3. Fertility and contraceptive use in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh by Robert D. Retherford and B. M. Ramesh. April 1996. 4 pp.

No. 2. Women in 13 states have little knowledge of AIDS by Subrata Lahiri, Deborah Balk, and K.B. Pathak. October 1995. 4 pp.

No. 1. Eight million women have unmet need for family planning in Uttar Pradesh by D. Radha Devi, S.R. Rastogi, and Robert D. Retherford. September 1995. 4 pp.