In India, the graph of malnutrition has improved but still malnutrition is the first cause of death among children below 5 years. 68 percent of children in the country still die from malnutrition. The India State Level Disease Burden Report was released at the ICMR. Accordingly, malnutrition has decreased at the rate of one percent per annum. But between 1990 and 2017, there has been a reduction of two-thirds in deaths due to malnutrition. 68 percent of children still die from malnutrition. 21 percent of children born with low weight
This study has also been published in The Lancet. According to the study, 21% children were born with low weight. At birth, his weight was less than 2.5 kg. Although the number of such children is decreasing now. While 12 percent are overweight and the number of such children is increasing in every state. The study also showed that obese children are growing at the rate of 5 percent.
Madhya Pradesh has the highest rate of obesity in comparison to other states of the country. 39 percent of children in India have low growth. Maximum 49 percent of these are in UP. 33 percent of underweight children are in India, out of which 42 percent are in Jharkhand. Anemia in India is about 60 percent. At the same time, 54 percent women are victims of anemia. Anemia problem is found most among women of Delhi.