Survey: Every other Indian woman and child is anaemic
The Free Press Journal|November 25, 2021
Anaemia among children and women continues to be a cause of concern. More than half of them, including pregnant women, are anaemic, reveals the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) released on Wednesday.

In the key indicators of the survey, exclusive breastfeeding to children under age six months has shown an improvement in all-India level from 55 per cent in 2015-16 to 64 per cent in 2019-21.

The child nutrition indicators have also shown a slight improvement at the all-India level as stunting has declined from 38 per cent to 36 per cent and underweight from 36 per cent to 32 per cent at the all-India level.

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