Malnourishment among Children



As per the National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3), 2005-06, conducted by Ministry of Health and Family welfare, 42.5% children under 5 years are underweight and 69.5%  children under 5 years are anemic. While underweight is  41.9% and 43.1% respectively for male and female children, anaemia among children under 5 years is 69.0% for male and 69.9% for female. The state-wise details are as follows-

 

 

State

% Underweight children (below 5 yrs of age)

Anemia

Children ( 6-59 months) %

1 Andhra Pradesh

32.5

70.8

2 Assam

36.4

69.6

3 Arunachal Pradesh

32.5

56.9

4 Bihar

55.9

78.0

5 Chhattisgarh

47.1

71.2

6 Delhi

26.1

57.0

7 Goa

25.0

38.2

8 Gujarat

44.6

69.7

9 Haryana

39.6

72.3

10 Himachal Pradesh

36.5

54.7

11 J&K

25.6

58.6

12 Jharkhand

56.5

70.3

13 Karnataka

37.6

70.4

14 Kerala

22.9

44.5

15 Madhya Pradesh

60.0

74.1

16 Maharashtra

37.0

63.4

17 Manipur

22.1

49.1

18 Meghalaya

48.8

64.4

19 Mizoram

19.9

44.2

20 Nagaland

25.2

NA

21 Orissa

40.7

65.0

22 Punjab

24.9

66.4

23 Rajasthan

39.9

69.7

24 Sikkim

19.7

59.2

25 Tamil Nadu

29.8

64.2

26 Tripura

39.6

62.9

27 Uttar Pradesh

42.4

73.9

28 Uttrakhand

38.0

61.4

29 West Bengal

38.7

61.0

  India

42.5

69.5

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

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