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Women’s Education Can Improve Child Nutrition in India

Publisher: International Institute for Population Sciences

A mong children in developing countries, malnutrition is an important factor contributing to illness and death. Malnutrition during childhood can also affect growth potential and the risk of morbidity and mortality in later years of life. Child malnutrition is generally caused by a combination of inadequate or inappropriate food intake, gastrointestinal parasites and other childhood diseases, and improper care during illness. Child malnutrition has long been recognized as a serious problem in India, but national-level data on levels and causes of malnutrition have been scarce. In 1992– 93, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) collected anthropometric data on the height and weight of children below four years of age from a nationally representative sample.

Author(s): Robert Retherford, Vinod Mishra | Views(391) | Download (179)

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