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Examination of the Quality of Sample Registration System Data on Births and Deaths Data in India and Major States

Ajit Yadav, GIZ
Faujdar Ram, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Objective: Since 2001, there has been no attempt to examine the quality of the Sample Registration System. In this context, the present paper is an attempt to assess the quality of the SRS data for birth and death in India as a whole and for some selected states. Method: Using Bennett and Horiuchi (1981) extended the concept of Preston and Coale proposed a method to estimate completeness of death registration during intercensal period. Result: We found that at the country level, death undercounts for population aged 5+ by the SRS seemed to be around 4.3% for males and 11.3% for females during 2001-10 and results also show that the national level during the decade 1991-2000, 2 percent births (nearly 0.5 million) went unrecorded by the system, while during the decade 2001-2010, 3 percent of the births (0.8 million) went unrecorded by the SRS. Conclusion: There is a need to review the SRS procedure/design of data collection and updating of (ages 5+) deaths and births registration of the sampled population in the dual record of registration. Contribution: This is the first study after 2001, there has been no attempt to examine the quality of the Sample Registration System data.

Keywords: Census data, Gender

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  Presented in Session 136. Data Quality: From Pregnancy to Death