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Total Fertility Rate (TFR) 

Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is the average number of children expected to be born per woman during her entire span of reproductive period. In India the Total Fertility Rate is 2.4. Among the bigger States, Tamilnadu and West Bengal has the lowest TFR of 1.7 and the highest TFR recorded is 3.6 for Bihar. TFR is considered to be a useful indicator for analysing the prospects for population stabilization.

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Birth Order Three and Above: 
The percentage of births of order three and above is a direct measure of fertility. The larger the percentages of birth of order three and above indicates weak impact of the family welfare programme. In other words, lower the percentage of births of order three and above the more likely that the district would be developed. The majority of the bottom 100 districts according to this ranking belong to Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (Table: Ranking and Mapping of Districts - Based on Socio - economic and Demographic Indicators, NCP, MOHFW)

   District- wise percentages of Birth order 3 & above, India, 2001

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