Child undernutrition in India

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, V S Kulkarni

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDiets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience
    Editors Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha & Vani S Kulkarni
    Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages142-165
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780198099215
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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