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Introduction and Statistical Information


The publication Health Information of India is the regular annual Health statistical publication compiled and brought out by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence. This publication was called Health Statistics of India earlier.

The first issue of the publication, Health Statistics of India 1951-53 contained information for the years 1951, 1952 and 1953. The second publication, brought out in February, 1958 included information for the years 1954 and 1955.

The 3rd issue of the publication relates to 1956 and 1957; the 4th issue to the year 1958; 5th issue to the years 1959 and 1960; 6th issue to the years 1961 and 1962. The 7th issue contained data for 1963, 8th issue contained data for the years 1964 and 1965, 9th issue relates to 1966 to 1970 and the 10th issue is for the years 1971 to 1975.

Meanwhile, a summary publication titled Pocket Book of Health Statistics of India was started from 1974 issue onwards and continued on yearly basis upto the year 1980, totally 7 issues with the said title. The 8th issue relating to the year 1981 of Pocket Book of Health Statistics of India was renamed as health Statistics of India. The Health Statistics of India series continued upto the year 1985, annually.

Again, from 1986 onwards, the Health Statistics of India was renamed as Health Information of India . The Pocket Book series which started in 1974 thus continued with the changed names and coverage, and under the series, the issue relating to 1986 became the 13th Edition.

The Health Information of India annual issues for the years 1987 to 1994- Editions 14 to 21 continued regularly. The 22nd issue became a combined issue for the years 1995 and 1996 and the 23rd issue also became the combined issue for the years 1997 and 1998.The 1999 issue is the 24th in this series. The 2000 & 2001 combined issue is the 25th in the series.

For the years 1985 to 1989 a separate summary publication titled Hand book of Health Statistics was brought out annually and the hand book issue ended with the 1989 issue – the 5th Edition in the series.

The printed copies of the publication “Health Information of India” are available on sale with the Controller of Publications, Department of Publications, Govt. of India, Civil Lines, New Delhi 110 054 or the book shops authorised to sell Govt. of India publications in different places. The latest published volume relating to the years 2005. The issues of 1993,1994 and 1995 & 96, 1997 & 98 and 1999 cost Rs. 117.00,Rs. 112.00 and 173.00, Rs.188.00 and Rs434.00 respectively.

Note: For more updated information, the user is requested to consult the later issues.

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