Socioeconomic differentials in nutritional status of children in the states of West Bengal and Assam, India.

@article{Som2006SocioeconomicDI,
  title={Socioeconomic differentials in nutritional status of children in the states of West Bengal and Assam, India.},
  author={Suparna Som and Manoranjan Pal and Bishwanath Bhattacharya and Susmita Bharati and Premananda Bharati},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={625-42}
}
Malnutrition among children is prevalent in almost all the states in India. This study assesses the extent and causes of malnutrition in two eastern Indian states with similar climates, namely West Bengal and Assam, using data from the National Family Health Survey 1998-99 (NFHS-2). The three indices of malnutrition taken for analysis are weight-for-height (WHZ), height-for-age (HAZ) and weight-for-age (WAZ). These are assumed to depend on birth order, preceding birth interval, parent's… CONTINUE READING

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