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Re-Estimating Malnourishment and Inequality among Children in North-east India
Authors: Moatula Ao and Hemkhothang Lhungdim
Source: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol - XLIX No. 6
Topic(s): Child health
Children under five
Country: Asia
Published: FEB 2014
Abstract: This article re-estimates the prevalence of child malnutrition among the under-five age group in eight north-east states using the composite index of anthropometric failure method as proposed by P Svedberg, using the National Family Health Survey-3 data. These data show that in the north-east only about 35% of children under-five are underweight. However, results using the CIAF method indicate a substantially higher malnutrition level of 56%, and evidence of wide interstate differentials by socio-economic and demographic indicators.