Different anthropometric dimensions of child undernutrition/malnutrition (stunting, wasting and underweight) are typically analysed separately while children suffering from more than one anthropometric failure are more susceptible to infectious diseases (for example, diarrhoea, acute respiratory infection). A composite index of anthropometric failure is constructed, and its determinants are analysed. Multiple anthropometric failures are also found to be linked to infectious diseases.
|Title of host publication||Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience|
|Editors||Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha & Vani S Kulkarni|
|Place of Publication||New Delhi, India|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|