Child nutrition in India

Type Journal Article - National Family Health Survey Subject Reports
Title Child nutrition in India
Volume 14
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1999
NFHS-1 results indicate that the Government of India's Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) has met with limited success in Madhya Pradesh. Only 29 percent of children age 12 23 months are fully immunized. Among the six diseases covered by the UIP, immunization rates are lowest for measles. Full immunization coverage reduces child mortality substantially.

The NFHS Subject Reports is a series summarizing secondary analysis of data from the 1992-93 National Family Health Survey (NFHS) in India. The NFHS collected information from nearly 90,000 Indian women on a range of demographic and health topics. Conducted under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the survey provides national and state-level estimates of fertility, infant and child mortality, family planning practice, maternal and child health, and the utilization of services available to mothers and children. IIPS conducted the survey in cooperation with consulting organizations and 18 population research centers throughout India. The East-West Center and a U.S.-based consulting firm, Macro International, provided technical assistance, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided financial support.

Printed copies are available from the East-West Center Research Program, Population and Health Studies. Single copies are available free by airmail and may be reproduced for educational use.

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