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Along with different indices of quality of age data, the rate of age not stated is also one of the important measures of the quality of age reporting in the census. The present study tries to explore the levels, trends and differentials in age not stated in India and the major states over the period 1971-2011. Sex-wise comparison of age not stated over the five censuses shows a distinct pattern of higher rates for males apart from few exceptions. Age not stated is higher in the urban areas infatcat:bcv5t2ziibgthl2g5gvx4fljxq