Geo-visualising Diet, Anthroprometric and Clinical Indicators for Children in India: Enabling District Prioritisation for Interventions
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CitationSubramanian S V, Sarwal R, Joe W, Kim R, Geo-visualising Diet, Anthropometric and Clinical Indicators for Children in India: Enabling District Prioritisation for Interventions. December, 2020. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; New Delhi: Institute of Economic Growth. doi:10.7910/DVN/ZSH8HR
AbstractThe nutritional status of children in India fares much worse in global comparisons. Using the disaggregated data from the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2015-16), we present a dashboard and atlas for 31 nutritional indicators that include diet, anthropometry, clinical and service utilization measures of child nutrition for the districts of India. The geo-visualisations are presented with a motivation to help various stakeholders prioritise indicators and districts for interventions.
Notwithstanding the value of utilising the summary data for select indicators made available by the fifth NFHS (2019-20) for 17 states and 5 Union Territories, it is important to note that a truly all-India picture covering all districts of India will not be available at least until the later part of 2021. Even as we await the availability of disaggregated data for a full range of indicators, there remains much to be investigated and learned from a more detailed examination of the fourth round of the NFHS.
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