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Dashboard of Nutritional Status of Children in India

Geo-visualising Diet, Anthropometric and Clinical Indicators for Children in India
 
Using the disaggregated data from the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2015-16), researchers from Geographic Insights Lab at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Institute of Economic Growth present a dashboard and atlas for 31 nutritional indicators that include diet, anthropometry, clinical and service utilization measures of child nutrition for the districts of India. The geo-visualisations are presented with a motivation to help various stakeholders prioritise indicators and districts for interventions.

 

Notwithstanding the value of utilising the summary data for select indicators made available by the fifth NFHS (2019-20) for 17 states and 5 union territories, it is important to note that a truly all-India picture covering all districts of India will not be available at least until the later part of 2021. Even as we await the availability of disaggregated data for a full range of indicators, there remains much to be investigated and learned from a more detailed examination of the fourth round of the NFHS.

 

© Authors: Akhil Kumar, Weixing Zhang, S V Subramanian. Dashboard on Geo-visualising Diet, Anthropometric and Clinical Indicators for Children in India. December 2020, Cambridge MA, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. For further details and related publications, see https://geographicinsights.iq.harvard.edu/IndiaNutritionDistrict

NOTE: The legend and rank show the Prevalence-Headcount Metric (PHM) which was calculated by adding the normalized values of prevalence and headcount together. Blank areas with unavailable data.