national family health survey: Anaemia among kids, women major concern nationwide: Survey

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national family health survey: Anaemia among kids, women major concern nationwide: Survey


  • This figure came out in the National Family Health Survey
  • Percentage of children with low cause decreased from 36 to 32%
  • According to the survey, there was some slight improvement in child nutrition.

PTI, New Delhi
Anemia among women and children in the country continues to be a matter of concern. More than half of the women and children in 14 states and union territories and all India level have been found to be victims of anemia ‘anemia’.

This information has been received from the results of Phase II of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5). The government on Wednesday released the factsheet 2019-21 on population, reproductive and child health, family welfare, nutrition and other key indicators of 14 states and union territories. It has been prepared under Phase II of NFHS-5.

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Under this phase, the survey was conducted in states and union territories like Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In the first phase of NFHS-5, 22 states and union territories were covered. Their survey report was released in December 2020.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, according to the Phase II survey, there has been a slight improvement in the All India Child Nutrition Indicators. The percentage of underweight children has dropped from 36 to 32 percent. As a result of the survey, it has been said that anemia in children and women still remains a matter of concern. Compared to the previous NFHS-4, more than half of the children and women (including pregnant women) are suffering from anemia in 14 states and union territories and all India level. However, iron folic acid (IFA) tablets given to pregnant women who are 180 days or longer have shown a substantial increase in blood counts.

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Institutional deliveries have increased from 79 per cent to 89 per cent at the all India level. Institutional deliveries in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu are 100 per cent, the statement said. It is over 90 per cent in seven states and union territories. Explain that by institutional delivery, it is meant to deliver delivery in a health center only under medical supervision.


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