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National Family Health Survey reveals more women than men in India

25/11/2021 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Nov 25: The fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) revealed the proportion of women in the country now exceeds men.

In a first (since the survey began in 1992), the proportion of women in the country now exceeds men with the survey finding 1,020 women per 1,000 men.

In the last edition of the survey in 2015-16, there were 991 women for every 1,000 men.

However, the sex ratio at birth for children born since the last survey only marginally improving from 919 females per 1,000 males in 2015-2016 to 929 females per 1,000 males, indicating that boys had a higher likelihood of survival than girls.

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