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NFHS survey out: Dip in ladies proudly owning property, however higher monetary, social autonomy

The variety of ladies who personal a home or land in Delhi, both alone or collectively, has considerably dipped over the previous 5 years, the fifth Nationwide Household Well being Survey (NFHS) exhibits.
Whereas the share of ladies who had a home or land registered of their identify in 2015-16 was round 35%, it dipped to 22.7% in 2020-21.The proportion of ladies who’ve a checking account that they use, in the meantime, has gone up 8 proportion factors and girls who’ve a cell phone that they use is up by 7 proportion factors.
The proportion of ladies who’ve ever used the web was round 64% as in comparison with 85% males. This information was not obtainable within the earlier survey.
The survey was carried out in two phases as a result of pandemic-induced lockdown. The primary part was between January and March 2020 and the second from November 2020 to January 2021.
Data was gathered from 9,486 households, 11,159 ladies, and 1,700 males in Delhi.
In keeping with the survey, the participation of married ladies in family selections similar to well being take care of self, making main family purchases, and visits to her household or kinfolk have gone up from round 74% in 2015-16 to 92% now.
The one space that has seen a big enchancment is the typical out-of-pocket expenditure per supply in a public well being facility. It went from Rs 8,518 to Rs 2,548 in 5 years.
Officers mentioned the explanation for this may very well be two-pronged. “One, the variety of households lined by insurance coverage has gone up. The second may very well be that the Delhi authorities has made therapy and procedures in authorities hospitals utterly free,” mentioned a authorities official.The proportion of households with a member lined beneath a medical insurance/financing scheme has elevated over 10 proportion factors — from 15.7% to 25%.
In the meantime, weight problems amongst each women and men has risen. Whereas 41.3% of ladies are actually obese or overweight, this determine is 38% for males. The rise within the proportion of males who’re obese or overweight, nevertheless, has been sooner in males than in ladies.

In ladies, the occasion of sterilisation has gone down barely — from round 20% to 18%. In males, this has remained static at 0.2%. Using condoms, in the meantime, has seen an eight proportion level enhance from 20% to over 28%.

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