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Nutritional Status of Children in India: Household Socio-Economic Condition as the Contextual Determinant

Publisher: . International Journal for Equity in Health

Despite recent achievement in economic progress in India, the fruit of development has failed to secure a better nutritional status among all children of the country. Growing evidence suggest there exists a socioeconomic gradient of childhood malnutrition in India. The present paper is an attempt to measure the extent of socio-economic inequality in chronic childhood malnutrition across major states of India and to realize the role of household socio-economic status (SES) as the contextual determinant of nutritional status of children.

Author(s): M Hafizur Rahman, Moumita Mukherjee, Papiya Guha Mazumdar, Barun Kanjilal | Views(361)

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