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National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) shows improvements in maternal and infant mortality

The results for the first phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16 have been released and this survey covers Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry.

The results show that all these states have an Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of less than 51 deaths per 1,000 live births, with Andaman recording the lowest of 10 deaths and Madhya Pradesh recording 51. The current national for India is IMR is 37.

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