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Undernutrition among infants less than 6 months of age: an underestimated public health problem in India
Authors: Ashok K. Patwari, Sanjay Kumar, and Jennifer Beard
Source: Maternal and Child Nutrition, 11(1): 119–126; DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12030
Topic(s): Breastfeeding
Child health
Country: Asia
Published: JAN 2015
Abstract: In India most childhood nutrition recommendations and interventions are still not focused on infants under 6 months. Secondary data analyses of National Family Health Survey-3 data from India were analysed to compare the prevalence of wasting, stunting and underweight in infants less than 6 months and 6–59 months. Our results revealed that wasting was higher (31%) in infants less than 6 months (P?