50% of ladies, kids anaemic in all 14 states surveyed | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Exclusive breastfeeding of infants in the primary six months has proven an enchancment throughout the nation, going up from 55% in 2015-16 to 64% in 2019-21, however anaemia amongst youngsters and girls continues to be a trigger of concern with greater than half of them discovered anaemic in all the 14 states and UTs surveyed in Phase-2 of National Family Health Survey (NFHS).
The survey revealed that the quantity of anaemic youngsters underneath 5 years of age rose to 67.1% from 58.6% in the final survey. This signifies that two out of each three youngsters underneath-5 in India are anaemic. Percentage of overweight youngsters and adults additionally rose in India in the final 5 years.
The share of anaemic ladies elevated to 57% from 53.1% and anaemic teenage ladies (between 15-19 years) from 59.1% from 54.1%. The quantity of anaemic males additionally rose to 25% from 22.7%.
The states and UTs which had been surveyed in this part had been Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a halth ministry assertion mentioned.
The quantity of non-breastfeeding youngsters between 6 and 23 months outdated receiving an satisfactory food plan fell to 12.7% from 14.3%, the info confirmed. Children-under-5 years of age who’re severely wasted dropped to three.7 % from 7.5%. Wasting is an indicator of acute malnutrition. The share of malnourished youngsters jumped to three.4% from 2.1% in the final survey.
Some of the kid vitamin indicators confirmed a slight enchancment at all-India degree. This contains stunting which declined from 38% to 36%, losing from 21% to 19% and underweight from 36% to 32%. Full immunisation drive amongst kids aged 12-23 months has recorded substantial enchancment from 62% to 76% at all-India degree.

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