Child Nutrition


  • Notes:

  • 1. Data from National Family Health Survey (2015-16). Conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the survey interviewed approximately 7 Lakh women and 10 Lakh men of age groups 15-54.

  • 2. Sanitation(%) covers households with following one or more sanitation facilities : Flush to piped sewer system, flush to septic tank, flush to pit latrine, ventilated improved pit (VIP)/biogas latrine, pit latrine with slab, twin pit/composting toilet, which is not shared with any other household.

  • 3. "Richer" households are those with TV, computer, phone and motorised 2-wheeler/ 4-wheeler. Data from Census 2011.

  • 4. Pregnant women and women with a birth in the preceding 2 months were not covered in this aspect of the survey.

  • 5. For some districts the percentage data was based on survey of 25-49 unweighted cases.

  • 6. * Uttar Pradesh, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal.

  • 7. Criteria for stunting (height for age), wasted (weight for height), and underweight (weight for age) - below 2 standard deviations, based on WHO standard; criteria for severely wasted (weight-for-height) - below 3 standard deviations, based on WHO standard.

  • 8. Babies with adequate food - covers breastfed children receiving 4 or more food groups and a minimum meal frequency, non-breastfed children fed with a minimum of 3 Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices (fed with other milk or milk products at least twice a day, a minimum meal frequency that is receiving solid or semi-solid food at least twice a day for breastfed infants 6-8 months and at least three times a day for breastfed children 9-23 months, and solid or semi-solid foods from at least four food groups not including the milk or milk products food group).