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Determinants of Differential Performance of Vitamin A Coverage in India: Evidence from NFHS 3
Authors: UVKV Sastry, Anil Chandran S, and U V Somayajulu
Source: Demography India, 44(1&2): 58-68
Topic(s): Anemia
Child health
Vitamin A
Country: Asia
Published: JAN 2015
Abstract: One of the major obstacles for achieving the MDGs 1and 4 relating to poverty and child mortality is child malnutrition manifested through anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies. According to the NFHS 3 of 2005-06, more than two-third of the children are anaemic while only one-fourth received Vitamin A supplementation at National level. An attempt was made in this paper to study the socio economic differentials in vitamin A coverage, particularly among children of 12-35 months, in four selected states, two each from high and low performance categories. Results of Multivariate analysis are discussed and some suggestions are provided to enhance Vitamin A coverage.