Survey highlights malnutrition in Bengaluru kids
A report has highlighted the plight of children health wise in the IT city Bengaluru. A recent report claims that one in four children in the city are malnourished.
The data shows that children under the age of five years in Bengaluru city are more prone to being stunted or underweight due to inadequate diet.
The main reason of malnutrition in the children was found to be the deficiency of Nutrition and protein in regular diet.
The data was revealed in a national survey which found that almost 30 % of children in the city have abnormal growth.
26 % of the children were found to be suffering from acute malnourishment. 11% were severely malnourished and 28 percent were underweight.
Over 12,000 mothers were interviewed and heights and weights of over 14,000 children were measured during the survey.
The survey was also done on the health of children in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune and Jaipur.
The number of children in these places account for 5.3% of India’s population and 4.1% of the child population aged 0 to 70 months.