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Child Undernutrition in India: A Tale of Two Surveys
Authors: Sunny Jose
Source: Economic and Political Weekly, 54(49)
Topic(s): Child health
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2019
Abstract: The child undernutrition estimates from the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, 2016–18 reveal that many Indian states have made substantial decline, reversing their poor past record in wasting, ranging from 7 to 14 percentage points within just 30 months. Is it really possible to make such a large decline in such a short span of time? Or, does this point to an anomaly in data or estimation?