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Falling fertility and rising anaemia?
Authors: Bose, A.
Source: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 41, Num 37, Page: 3923-3926
Topic(s): Anemia
Country: Asia
Published: JUL 2007
Abstract: A significant drawback of the National Family Health Survey, including the third survey of 2005-06, is the lack of district-wise data as the sample size does not permit generalisation at the district level. While the fall in the total fertility rate in the five states for which NFHS-3 results have been released is to be welcomed, one cannot draw any general conclusion until the data for the BIMARU states comes in. The data on anaemia prevalence among women and children, however, is disturbing.