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India Human Development Survey- II Women's Questionnaire: General Health Beliefs

This measure uses 3 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) Women's Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures knowledge of women around aspects of general health. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire here.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Is smoke from a wooddung burning traditional chulha good for health, harmful for health or do you think it really doesn’t matter?

Response Options:
Good
Harmful
Doesn’t matter

2. Of the following illnesses, which one is spread through drinking impure water? TB, Typhoid or Cancer?

Response Options:
TB
Typhoid
Cancer
More than one

3. Which of the following spreads Malaria? Contact with sick person, drinking impure water or mosquitoes?

Response Options:
Contact
Water
Mosquitoes
More than one

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Desai, S., & Vanneman, R. (2015). India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi. org/10.3886/ICPSR36151. v6.

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