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Child undernutrition in India

Gaiha, Raghav; Jha, Raghbendra; Kulkarni, V S

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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.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59594
Book Title: Diets, malnutrition, and disease: The Indian Experience
DOI: /10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0007

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