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Undernutrition among Adults in India: The Significance of Individual-Level and Contextual Factors Impacting on the Likelihood of Underweight across Sub-populations

Publisher: Researchgates

The aim of the present study was to analyse a nationally representative health survey data set and investigate the extent to which individual-level covariates as well as macro-level contextual factors influence the patterning in the likelihood of underweight across particular adult sub-populations in India. The present paper argues that relying on economic growth alone will not be sufficient to tackle the burden of malnutrition and therefore from a policy perspective there is a need to understand the broader social determinants that impact on health inequalities across population groups.

Author(s): Md Zakaria Siddiqui, Ronald Donato | Views(391)

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