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Document Type
Other Documents
Publication Topic(s)
Youth
Country(s)
India
Language
English
Author(s)
Sulabha Parasuraman, Sunita Kishor, Shri Kant Singh and Y. Vaidehi
Publication Date
August 2009
Publication ID
OD59

Abstract:

This report uses data from the 2005-06 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) to provide a profile of youth in India—who they are, what they know, what they think, how they behave, and what their health and nutritional status is—that is relevant for population, health, and nutrition programmes and for policy makers. Youth are defined as women and men age 15-24. All analyses in this report provide information separately for women and men, and most also do so by age (15-19 and 20-24) and marital status, in order to better highlight the different needs of these groups.