cover image: Health in India: NSS 71st Round (January-June 2014)


Health in India: NSS 71st Round (January-June 2014)

11 Apr 2016

The health surveys conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) are one of the primary sources of quantitative data on the health sector in India. The information collected by the surveys is used in planning and policy and as input for analyses by government organisations, academics, researchers and scholars. NSSO began collecting information on health in its 7th round of surveys in 1953-54. It brought out the report Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India: Health, with the important results of its 71st round survey, in June 2015. Health in India, released in April 2016, presents the findings of that survey in greater detail. The survey was conducted from January to June 2014, and this report compares the findings of the 71st round with earlier NSSO surveys. It also has chapters on morbidity and hospitalisation, childbirth and maternity care services, and the status of people aged 60 or above. It has detailed tables on the number of people surveyed; the proportion of ailing people by age group and gender; the average medical expenditure for treatment per person; the average medical expenditure for hospitalised and non-hospitalised treatment; along with relevant graphs.


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Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India