Malnutrition in India: Trends and determinants

Type Journal Article - Economic and Political Weekly
Title Malnutrition in India: Trends and determinants
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Page numbers 671-676
This paper analyses trends in malnutrition over the past two decades and shows that improvements in nutritional status have not kept pace with the reduction in poverty and the current level of malnutrition is unacceptably high. About half of the pre-school children are malnourished and are exposed to the risk of functional impairments. Malnutrition levels are uneven across states. Some middle income states such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu have comparatively better nutritional achievements than higher income states like Maharashtra and Gujarat. North-eastern states are comparatively better performing states and some of them have even out-performed Kerala.

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