19 May 2012

State-Wise Data of under-Weight Children, below Five Years


As per the National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3), 2005-06 42.5% children under five years in India are underweight.

The State-wise details are as follows-

S.No
State
% Underweight Children

    India
42.5

1
Madhya Pradesh
60.0
2
Jharkhand       
56.5
3
Bihar
55.9
4
Meghalaya
48.8
5
Chhattisgarh
47.1
6
Gujarat           
44.6
7
Uttar Pradesh
42.4
8
Orissa
40.7
9
Rajasthan
39.9
10
Haryana
39.6
11
Tripura
39.6
12
West Bengal          
38.7
13
Uttrakhand
38.0
14
Maharashtra
37.0
15
Karnataka
37.6
16
Himachal Pradesh
36.5
17
Assam
36.4
18
Andhra Pradesh
32.5
19
Arunachal Pradesh
32.5
20
Tamil Nadu    
29.8
21
Delhi
26.1
22
J&K    
25.6
23
Nagaland
25.2
24
Goa
25.0
25
Punjab            
24.9
26
Kerala
22.9
27
Manipur
22.1
28
Mizoram
19.9
29
Sikkim
19.7

This was stated by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Tirath, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today

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