The Consequence of Chronic Energy Deficiency (CED) on Children's Nutritional Status: Recent Evidence from India (Tamilnadu)

Ravi Sankar, Annamalai University

Objectives examines pattern of food intake practices among ever married women study degree of 'chronic energy deficiency' and anaemia (severe, mild and moderate) by selected SED explore impact of CED of women on nutritional status of their children Method: Data were drawn from NFHS II. BMI has used for assessment of chronic energy deficiency in adults. Results: Prevalence of CED rate was less in Tamilnadu (26.7) as compared to national average. Although incidence of this CED was higher among SC (53.2), rural (35.5), uneducated (36.6), and women with low standard of living condition (39.8 percent). Mother’s nutritional status can significantly influence weight of the baby at birth. Low birth weight infant was more likely to occur (70) among the women with low BMI and over weight baby was more common among I and II degree obesity women. The risk of malnutrition is higher among children whose mothers suffer from CED.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Inequality, Labor Force, Education, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Policy