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Current and recent research activities

The Population Research Centre (PRC) has been involved in research on various topics since its inception. Currently, the major areas of research covered by PRC researchers are: (1) Demographic processes (2) Data collection and data quality 3) Gender and health 4) Health systems studies 5) Programme evaluation.

The PRC disseminates data and findings from research projects to researchers, academicians and policy makers primarily through publications, workshops and seminars.

  • Ongoing¬†Studies

  • Completed Studies (2001-2012)

Ongoing Studies

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Title of the Project

Researchers

1

Functioning of NCD Clinics under the national programme for the prevention and control of non communicable diseases (NP-NCD)

Lekha Subaiya, TS Syamala , CM Lakshmana, Madhu Bidari and Ramesha V.

2

Health infrastructure and service delivery at Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs): An investigation in selected District Hospitals in Karnataka

C M Lakshmana

3

Conversations on Ageing in India – Mapping to stories

Lekha Subaiya and TS Syamala

4

Access to Pre-School Education in India: Evidences from NFHS

TS Syamala

5

Functioning of FRU and Non-FRU Community Health Centres in Karnataka

Madhu Bidari and Lekha Subaiya

6

Secondhand smoke exposure among Pregnant and Postpartum women in India

Madhu Bidari

7

Maternal and Child Health Service delivery in Public Health facilities: A Comparative Study of South Indian States

Ramesha V and Lekha Subaiya

8

An assessment of health infrastructure in Karnataka: A comparative analysis among the districts

Ashok Patil

9

Status of child malnutrition in Karnataka: A district-level analysis

Devindra

10

NHM-PIP monitoring in 16 districts of Karnataka and 5 districts of Rajasthan

Lekha Subaiya, TS Syamala , CM Lakshmana, Madhu Bidari, Ramesha V.

Completed Studies (2013-2023)

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Title

Researchers

2022-2023

1

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 9 districts of Karnataka (Chamarajanagara, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Hassan, Kodagu, Bengaluru urban, Mandya, Ramanagara, and Tumakuru)

Lekha Subaiya,  CM Lakshmana

  TS Syamala,  Madhu Bidari

  Ramesha V,  Ashok Patil

  N Pautunthang,  Devindra

2

NHM-PIP Monitoring Reports for 3 districts in Odisha

(Nayagarh, Nuapada and Rayagada)

CM Lakshmana, Ramesha V

3

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 16  districts of Telangana

Lekha Subaiya,  Madhu Bidari

 Ramesha V, Ashok Patil

4

Child malnutrition in India: issues and concerns

 TS Syamala, Madhu Bidari

 N Pautunthang

5

Evaluation of Ayushman Bharath- Arogya Karnataka (AB-ArK)

CM Lakshmana

6

Maternal and child health status of the urban-poor in comparison to rural-poor in India

TS Syamala, Snehalata Topno

7

Demographic change and its impact on environment in India

CM Lakshmana

8

Unmet need for spacing and limiting among young married women in India

Lekha Subaiya,  Madhu Bidari

9

Gender differences in disability among older persons in India: evidence from the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)

Lekha Subaiya

10

The prevalence of single-person households in India

N. Pautunthang

11

Understanding the implementation of PMNDP in India

Lekha Subaiya, TS Syamala  

 Ramesha V, Ashok Patil,

 Madhu Bidari

12

Prevalence of post-partum infections following public hospital deliveries: a state level retrospective evaluation

Lekha Subaiya, CM Lakshmana

 TS Syamala, Madhu Bidari

 Ramesha V, N Pautunthang

 Ashok Patil, Devindra

2021-2022

13

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 2 districts of Tamil Nadu

(Krishnagiri and Tirupattur)

Lekha Subaiya

N. Kavitha

14

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 5 districts of Telangana

(Mahabubnagar, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Asifabad and Mancherial)

P Prabhuswamy

N. Pautunthang

Madhu Bidari

Devindra S

15

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 3 districts of Sikkim

(East Sikkim, North Sikkim and West Sikkim)

T S Syamala

Lekha Subaiya

N. Kavitha

P Prabhuswamy

16

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 6 districts of Assam

(Dhubri, Baksa, Udalguri, Barpeta, Goalpara, and Darrang)

T. S. Syamala

Lekha Subaiya

P Prabhuswamy

N Kavitha

17

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 2 districts of Goa

T.S Syamala

P.Prabhuswamy

18

NHM-PIP Monitoring for 7 districts of Karnataka

T.S Syamala

P.Prabhuswamy

N. Pautunthang

Devindra S

19

Female Headed-Households and Socio economic Vulnerabilities in India: An Investigation

T.S.Syamala and Madhu Bidari

20

An Assessment of Healthcare Infrastructure and Human Resources for Health in Karnataka

T.S.Syamala, Prem Shankar Mishra and Madhu Bidari

21

Implementation of NUHM in Karnataka: A Study of the Structure and Coordination between

State Health Department and Urban Local Bodies in Bangalore City

T.S.Syamala, Lekha Subaiya and N. Pautunthang

22

Impact of NUHM on Urban Health in India

Lekha Subaiya, T.S. Syamala and N. Pautunthang

23

Conversations on Ageing in India – An Online Event

Lekha Subaiya, TS Syamala, BP Vani

24

Nutritional Status of Children: Levels and Trends in Karnataka

P Prabhuswamy

25

Ageing and Receipt of Care in India

Lekha Subaiya

26

Domestic Violence and Malnutrition Among women in India: Is the Impact Changing over a Period of Time

 Impact Changing over a Period of Time
N. Kavitha

27

Determinants of Chronic Health Diseases Among the Elderly in India: An Investigation Using Data from LASI Wave I

N. Kavitha

28

Adolescent Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy in India

N.Pautunthang

29

Knowledge and Use of Contraceptives Among Married Women in Mizoram, India

N.Pautunthang

2020-2021

30

Effects of Urban Growth on Resource Degradation and its Impact on Environment: Issues and Challenges in India

C M Lakshmana

31

Children’s Migration and Health of their Older Parents in India

T.S.Syamala and Madhu Bidari

32

Adolescent Marriages in India: Trends and Patterns

T S Syamala and N Kavitha

33

Contraceptive Use Among Young Women in India

Lekha Subaiya

34

Factors Associated with Hypertension and Diabetes among Women in India

Lekha Subaiya and N Kavitha

35

The Prevalence of Tuberculosis: A Comparative Study in India using NFHS Data

C M Lakshmana and Madhu Bidari

36

Coverage and Quality of HMIS Data in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic: A District Level Analysis in Karnataka

P. Prabhuswamy

37

District Level Variations in Utilisation of maternal and Child Health (MCH) services in Karnataka: A Study Based on HMIS Data

C. Yogananda

2019-2020

38

PIP Monitoring for Ten districts of Karnataka(Chikmagalur, Tumkur,  Koppal, Udupi, Yadgir, Bangalore Urban, Bellary,  Bijapur, Ramanagara,Shimoga)

All PRC Staff

39

PIP Monitoring for Five districts of Telangana(Siddipet, Rajanna Sircilla, Medchal, Jangaon,Yadadri

All PRC Staff

40

PIP Monitoring for Eleven districts of Meghalaya (East Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi HillsNorth Garo Hills, Ri-Bhoi, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills, West Khasi Hills)

All PRC Staff

41

PIP Monitoring for Two districts of Puducherry (Karaikal, Mahe)

All PRC Staff

42

PIP Monitoring for Two districts of Sikkim (Sikkim South, Sikkim West)

All PRC Staff

43

PIP Monitoring for Five districts of Manipur(Bishnupur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Tamenglong, Ukhrul)

All PRC Staff

44

National Quality Assurance Standards Certification of Public Health Facilities in Karnataka: Enablers and Barriers

Lekha Subaiya, N. Kavitha and T.S. Syamala

45

Functioning of NCD Clinics: A Comparative Study in Selected two Districts of Karnataka

C.M. Lakshmana and C. Yogananda

46

Assessment of Home Based New Born Care (HBNC) in Selected Districts of Karnataka

T.S. Syamala, LekhaSubaiya                P. Prabhuswamy

2018-2019

47

PIP Monitoring Report for Three Districts in Karnataka (Bagalkote, Chitradurga, Bengaluru Rural)

C M Lakshmana, T S Syamala, P Prabhuswamy & C Yogananda

48

PIP Monitoring Report for Three Districts in Andhra Pradesh (Chittoor, Vizianagaram and Vishakapatnam)

C M Lakshmana, T S Syamala, P Prabhuswamy & C Yogananda

49

PIP Monitoring Report for Two districts in Telangana (Mahbubnagar, Adilabad)

C M Lakshmana & C Yogananda

50

PIP Monitoring Report for Four districts of Tamil Nadu (Dindigul, Erode, Madurai, Tirunalvelli)

Lekha Subaiya & N. Kavitha

51

Public Health Infrastructure: A Study in Bagalkot District of Karnataka

C M Lakshmana, P.S. Srinath & M.G. Chandrakanth

52

The Disabled Persons and their Educational Status: State-wide Comparisons in India

C M lakshmana, P Prabhuswamy & R.Srinivasa

53

Knowldege and Utilisation of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram for Institutional Deliveries in Public Health Institutions: A Study in Mandya District of Karnataka

C M Lakshmana, C Yoganada & R. Srinivasa

54

Dynamics of Elderly Labour Force in India: Issues and Concerns

T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya & N Kavitha

55

Functioning of SNCU in Selected Districts of Karnataka

T S Syamala, P Prabhuswamy & N Kavitha

56

Incidence and determinants of Hysterectomy in India

N. Kavitha, T S Syamala & Srinivas

57

Skewd Sex Ratios and Cross Border Marriages in Tamil Nadu: Issues and Concerns

N.Kavitha, T S Syamala & Lekha Subaiya

58

Quality of HMIS: A Critical Analysis of data reported by the Public Health Facilties in Karnataka

P. Prabhuswamy & CM Lakshmana

59

Need for care among older persons in Karnataka

Lekha Subaiya, T S Syamala & N Kavitha,

60

Global Ageing and Long-Term Care Network (GALNet)

T S Syamala & Lekha Subaiya

2017-2018

61

PIP Monitoring Report of Seven Districts in Karnataka(Bangalore Urban, Tumkur, Koppal, Mandya, Chamrajnagar, Ramnagar and Kodagu)

CM Lakshmana, TS Syamal,Lekha Subaiya, P Prabhuswamy, C Yogananda and N Kavitha

62

PIP Monitoring Repor for Three Districts in Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam, Guntur and Krishna Districts)

CM Lkashmana and C. Yogananada

63

PIP Monitoring Report for Two districts of Pondicherry (Ponidcherry and Karaikal districts)

Lekha Subaiya and N Kavitha

54

Building Knowledge Base on Aeging in Idia: Increased Awareness, Access and Quality of Elderly Services

T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya & M Savitha

65

Mental Health and its Linkages with Household Economic Status among Indian Elderly

T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya, P Prabhuswamy, C Yogananda, N Kavitha, Antara Bhattacharayya and Srinivas K

66

Has Coverage and Quality of HMIS Improved: A Comparative Analysis among the selected

P Prabhuswamy, T S Syamala, M Savitha and Srinivas

67

Young Maternal Age and its Implicationson Negative Birth Outcomes

N Kavitha, C Yogananada, Antara  Bhattacharyya and Srinivas

68

Living Arrrangement and Quality of Life of Elderly Women:Insights from a Seven State Survey

Lekha Subaiya, T S Syamala, P Prabhuswamy, N Kavitha, M Savitha and Srinivas

69

Utilisation of JSY under Maternity Benifit Scheme: An Evaluation Study in Karnataka

CM Lakshmana and C Yogananda

70

Global Ageing and Long-Term Care Network (GALNet)

T S syamala and Lekha Subaiya

71

HMIS Validation for Distrit Ranking (Two districts in  Ponidicherry and one district in Karnatataka)

T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya, P Prabhuswamy, C Yogananda, N Kavitha,  and Srinivas K

2016-2017

72

PIP Monitoring Report for Seven Districts in Karnataka (Bangalore Rural, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Hassan, Kolar and Mysore)

T S Syamala, C M Lakshmana, Lekha Subaiya, P Prabhuswamy & C Yogananda

73

PIP Monitoring Report for Three Districts in Andhra Pradesh (Anantapur, Chittoor and Nellore)

T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya & P Prabhuswamy

74

Living Arrangement Concordance and Wellbeing of Older Persons in India

T S Syamala

75

Increasing Caesarean Section Deliveries in Urban India: An Investigation

T S Syamala

76

Functioning of Ayush Centres in Karnataka: An Overview

C M Lakshmana & C Yogananda

77

Knowledge and Attitude of Family Planning Methods: A comparative analysis in selected states of India

C M Lakshmana & C Yogananda

78

Coverage and Quality Data Captured by HMIS: A Facility Level Analysis in Karnataka

C M Lakshmana & C Yogananda

79

Role and Functions of ASHA Workers in Rural Karnataka: A Case Study

C M Lakshmana & C Yogananda

2015-2016

80

PIP Monitoring report for seven districts in Karnataka (Bengaluru Urban, Chamrajnagar, Chikmagalur, Kodagu, Mandya, Tumkur & Udupi)

T S Syamala, C M Lakshmana, T N Bhat, P Prabhuswamy & C Yogananda

81

PIP Monitoring Report for 5 Districts in Tamil Nadu (Krishnagiri, Thiruvarur, Tiruppur, Thiruchirapalli & Toothukudi)

T S Syamala, C M Lakshmana, T N Bhat, P Prabhuswamy & C Yogananda

82

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE), India Wave-2 Project 2015

C M lakshmana, P Prabhuswamy & C Yogananda

83

Children's Health Status in Karnataka: A District-wise Analysis

P Prabhuswamy &     T S Syamala

84

A Study on "Health Care Utilisation with Reference to Antenatal Care" in Karnataka

T S Syamala, N Kavitha & Supriya Verma

85

Building Knowledge Base on Ageing in India - Increased Awareness, A Series of Programmatic and Research Studies - increased Awareness, Access and Quality of Elderly Services

K S James, T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya & T N Bhat

86

Assessing Quality of Civil Registration System (CRS) data at the district level on regular basis for facilitating updating exercise of National Population Register (Long-Term)

K S James and P M Kulkarni

87

Geographic Bariers in Institutional Delivery in Rural India

T S Syamala

88

Ageing and Well-being in a Globalised World

K S James, T S Syamala & Lekha Subaiya

89

Health and Human Development in Karnataka

K S James

90

Family Planning and Women's Work Participation in India

T N Bhat

91

Understanding the Out-of-Pocket Expenditure for the Maternal Care

K S James & Supriya Verma

2014-2015

92

PIP Monitoring Report for Two Districts in Karnataka (Ramanagara and Bengaluru Rural)

C M Lakshmana, C Yoganada, P Prabhuswamy

93

PIP Monitoring Report for 10 Districts in Karnataka (Hazaribagh, Palamu, Simdega, Lohardaga, Dhumka, Gumla, Sahibganj, Latehar, Pukur and Ranchi)

C M Lakshmana,T S Syamala, T N Bhat, Lekha Subaiya,  C Yoganada, P Prabhuswamy

94

Quality of HMIS Data in Karnataka: A District-Level Analysis

K S James and P Prabhuswamy

95

Capturing Data from Private Health Facilities for HMIS in Karnataka

C M Lakshmana and P Prabhuswamy

96

Spatial Inequality of Urban Growth in Karnataka; Trands, Levels and Implications

C M Lakshmana

97

Building knowledge Base on Ageing in India - Increased Awareness, Access and Quality of Elderly Services

K S James, T S Syamala, Lekha Subaiya and T N Bhat

98

Assessing Quality of Civil Registration System (CRS) data at the district level on regular basis for facilitating updating exercise of National Population Register (NPR)  (As a part of this study one report has been completed during 2014-2015)

K S James and P M Kulkarni

99

A Study on Health Care of Elderly under NPHCE in Karnataka

T N Bhat

2013-2014

100

PIP Monitoring Report for Nine districts in Karnataka(Bijapur, Bellary, Gadag, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Koppal, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga and Kolar

KS James, CM Lakshmana, R Mutharayappa, TN Bhat, P Prabhuswamy, C Yogananda

101

PIP Monitoring Report for four districts of Andhra Pradesh (Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool)

T S Syamala R. Mutharayappa, Lekha Subaiya and P Prabhuswamy

102

A Preliminary Assessment of the Quality of Civil Registration System in Kerala, Odisha and Rajasthan

K S James and P M Kulkarni

103

Monitoring of DLHS-4 Survey

P Prabhuswamy and C Yogananda

104

Health Management Information System: An assessment of quality and way forward

K S James and P Prabhuswamy

105

The Status of Elderly in Kerala, 2011

K S James, T S Syamala

106

The Status of Elderly in Odisha, 2011

T N Bhat

107

The Status of Elderly in Tamil Nadu, 2011

Lekha Subaiya

108

A Study on Women's Autonomy and Fertility Preferences in Karnataka

R Mutharayappa

109

Does Living Longer mean Living Healthier? Exploring Disability Free Life Expectancy in Inida

Benson Thomas

Completed Studies (2001-2011)

 

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Title of the Project

Implication of Demographic Change

1.

Fertility Transition In Karnataka: A Fresh Look

2.

Income, Income Inequality and Mortality: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship in India

3.

Demographic Change and Familial Relationship in India

4.

Population Dynamics and the Deprivation in Crude Literacy among Scheduled Tribes in India

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8.

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11.

Demographic Transition and Economic Development in Kerala: The Role of Emigration

12.

Convergence of Demographic Indicators in Karnataka: An exploration

13.

Convergence of Demographic Indicators in Karnataka: An exploration

14.

Infertility in India: Its levels, trends, determinants and impact on family

15.

Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) Pilot Survey

16.

Fertility Transition in Karnataka: A Fresh Look

17.

Environmental Degradation: Regional Experience in India

Data quality and estimation of Reliable Indicators at various Geographical Level

18.

Monitoring of Reproductive and Child Health - District Level Household Survey (RCH – DLHS) -3 in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

19.

WHO Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE), Karnataka

20.

21.

National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 3, Karnataka, 2005-2006

22.

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24.

25.

Orientation for Senior-level officials on Use of Demographic Data for Local Level Planning and Monitoring of Development Programmes

26.

Sub-National Estimation of MDG Indicators: An Analysis of Two States with Differential Quality of Data

Reproductive, Child Health and Gender Issues

27.

Study on Morbidity Pattern and Cost of Illness in Karnataka with special reference to Gender Equity

28.

Pre-marital Sex in India – Issues of Class, Gender and Power

29.

Risk Perception and Behaviour among Youth in High HIV Prevalent States in Southern India

30.

Health Status of Tribal Women in Karnataka

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36.

37.

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39.

HIV/AIDs Awareness and Its Trends in Karnataka

40.

41

Sex Differentials in Nutritional Status and Morbidity Among Children in Karnataka

42

Male Involvement in Reproductive Health: Evidence from NFHS-3 and DLHS-2

43.

Reproductive Health Status of Adolescent Married Girls in Karnataka

44.

Orientation for Senior-level officials on Use of Demographic Data for Local Level Planning and Monitoring of Development Programmes

45.

Reproductive Health Status of Adolescent Married Girls in Karnataka

46.

A Study on Women Empowerment and Violence against Women in Karnataka

47.

Health Systems Studies

48.

49.

A Study of Care and Support Centres working for PLWHA in Karnataka

50.

Public Health and Panchyati Raj Institutions

51.

NGOs and Innovative Schemes

52

53.

Programme Evaluation

54.

Functioning of Janani Suraksha Yojane (JSY) in Karnataka: An Appraisal

55.

56.

57.

58.

Rapid Appraisal of Critical Components of NRHM in Karnataka

Studies completed relating to HMIS

Data quality and estimation of Reliable Indicators at various Geographical Level

59.

A manual for Assessing the Quality of HMIS data (K S James)

60.

Population Projections at the district-level (K S James)

61.

Assessment of the quality of immunisation data from HMIS, Karnataka (Annie George)

62.

Newborn care services in Karnataka: An analysis of the quality of HMIS data (T N Bhat)

63.

An analysis of the selected indicators for HMIS in Karnataka 2009-10 to 2010-11 (K S James and P Prabhuswamy)

Other regular reports of HMIS data quality

64.

An Analysis of the Quality of HMIS Data in Karnataka Investigation Using Portal and Field Level Data

65.

Quality of HMIS Data A Study of Chamarajnagar and Udupi Districts in Karnataka

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