Govt to unveil extensive economic data related to health on Monday

NFHS-5 also reveals that birth registration of children under 5 has increased from 79.7 to 89 per cent.

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
A health worker at Dadar railway station in Mumbai takes the swab sample of a woman to test for Covid-19 on October 5, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)

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On the heels of the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5), which revealed new demographic trajectories including the replacement level of fertility, the government will, on Monday, unveil extensive economic data related to health and the broader economy. New data will relate to per capita spending on health and proportions of the GDP to health spending.
Health ministry sources said the NFHS-5 marked some areas for celebration but also some markers that should cause concern. While the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) (children per women) has reached 2 children per women compared to 2.2 in 2015-16, which means women are giving birth to fewer children than before indicating better knowledge and use of family planning services, two-thirds of the currently married women (in the ages 15 to 49) are using family planning methods to delay or limit pregnancies in NFHS-5 (2019-21 period) compared to only 53.5 per cent in NFHS-4 (2015-2016). This means overall better quality of

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First Published: Nov 25 2021 | 11:10 PM IST

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