Received: 15 July 2017
Accepted: 10 April 2018
First Online: 16 April 2018
: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) provides a Junior Research Fellowship to AR in pursuit of his ongoing doctoral study.PD is Assistant Professor at the School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences where she teaches biostatistics.During the initial versions of the paper, IM was a Welcome Trust Post-Doctoral Fellow and worked as Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi.TS was earlier Executive Director of the National Health Systems Resource Center, New Delhi. Currently he is Professor and Dean of School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
: The data analysed for this article are from the National Sample Survey, 71st Round, which contains anonymised data in the public domain. The researchers had no access to personal identifiable data. The survey is undertaken by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation of the Government of India. Data available in public domain are approved for use for research purpose by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India.
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