50% of women, kids anaemic in all 14 states surveyed – ET HealthWorld

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50% of women, kids anaemic in all 14 states surveyedNEW DELHI: Exclusive breastfeeding of infants in the primary six months has proven an enchancment throughout the nation, going up from 55% in 2015-16 to 64% in 2019-21, however anaemia amongst youngsters and girls continues to be a trigger of concern with greater than half of them discovered anaemic in all the 14 states and UTs surveyed in Phase-2 of National Family Health Survey (NFHS).

The survey revealed that the quantity of anaemic youngsters underneath 5 years of age rose to 67.1% from 58.6% in the final survey. This implies that two out of each three youngsters underneath-5 in India are anaemic. Percentage of overweight youngsters and adults additionally rose in India in the final 5 years.

The share of anaemic girls elevated to 57% from 53.1% and anaemic teenage women (between 15-19 years) from 59.1% from 54.1%. The quantity of anaemic males additionally rose to 25% from 22.7%.

The states and UTs which had been surveyed in this part had been Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, Odisha, (*14*), Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a halth ministry assertion stated.

The quantity of non-breastfeeding youngsters between 6 and 23 months outdated receiving an enough weight loss plan fell to 12.7% from 14.3%, the information confirmed. Children-under-5 years of age who’re severely wasted dropped to three.7 % from 7.5%. Wasting is an indicator of acute malnutrition. The share of malnourished youngsters jumped to three.4% from 2.1% in the final survey.

Some of the kid diet indicators confirmed a slight enchancment at all-India degree. This contains stunting which declined from 38% to 36%, losing from 21% to 19% and underweight from 36% to 32%. Full immunisation drive amongst kids aged 12-23 months has recorded substantial enchancment from 62% to 76% at all-India degree.

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