According to the National Family Health Survey Report, children under five become dwarfs in many states due to malnutrition – Worrying: children under five become dwarfs! The height of children does not increase even in these states, including Uttar Pradesh

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There are many states in the country where the height of children does not increase according to their age. Figures recorded in documents from the Union Ministry of Health confirm that children under the age of five in these states not only suffer from growth retardation, but many other problems can arise as a result. This has also been revealed in the published report of the National Family Health Survey. There are many states, such as Kerala in Himachal Pradesh and Goa in Andhra Pradesh, that cannot remove children’s dwarfism from their state even after all efforts.

43.8% of children are stunted

Data from the Union Ministry of Health show that in the National Family Health Survey 4 published in 2015-16 and the National Family Health Survey published in 2019-21, in general, the problem of delay of growth among children under five has been reduced in the country. But many states in the country are still far behind on this issue. According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, according to the National Family Health Survey published in 2015-16, 43.8% of children under the age of five in the country were victims of stunted growth. While according to the report of the National Family Health Survey issued after 5 years, this percentage was approaching 40.9. That is, the problem of dwarfism in children under 5 has been reduced in the country, but many states in the country continued to run away from the national average.

According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, Kerala is the only state in the country where the problem of growth retardation among children under five has increased further in the last five years. According to data from the National Family Health Survey for the period 2014-15, only 23.9% of children under 5 in Kerala were victims of stunted growth. While in the 2019-21 National Family Health Survey report, this figure has increased from 13% to 36.9%. That is, in five years in Kerala, the problem of dwarfism among children under five has increased.

Children do not reach the height according to their age

Similarly, in Himachal Pradesh, the problem of dwarfism was found to be increasing in children under five years of age. According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, in the report of the National Family Health Survey 4, 22.3% of children under five could not reach the height according to their age. That is, they placed themselves in the category of dwarfism. According to the recently released National Family Health Survey 5 report, the number of these children in Himachal Pradesh has increased to 32.9%. A similar situation is also visible in Andhra Pradesh. Also in Andhra Pradesh, in the last five years, the problem of dwarfism among children under five has increased. According to the report from the National Family Health Survey 4, 31.7% of children were victims of stunted growth. While, according to the National Family Health Survey 5 report, that number has risen 10 percent to 41 percent now. That is, also in Andhra Pradesh, dwarfism increases in children under five. Not only in Andhra Pradesh but also in Goa, growth retardation has been found to increase in children under five years of age. The report shows that growth retardation has increased by more than 8% of children in the last five years.

Growing dwarfism from northeast to south and Haryana

According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, dwarfism is increasing in children from the northeastern states to Haryana. Tripura has seen the problem of sowing in more than 10 percent of children in the last five years. While in Tamil Nadu, the problem of dwarfism was found to increase by six per cent among children of the same age. In Nagaland, where more than 50 children under the age of five were found to have growth retardation, in Meghalaya it was around 1.5 per cent. In Haryana the problem of stunted growth among children under five has also increased. According to statistics, currently, about 39.5 percent of children under the age of five born in Haryana do not reach their height according to their age.

According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, the maximum number of children in Uttar Pradesh is currently falling prey to dwarfism across the country. According to the data, the report of the Fourth National Family Health Survey used to say that even at that time, the highest number of dwarf children across the country is in Uttar Pradesh itself. According to government data, 50.9% or more of half of children under the age of five did not reach the age of age due to lack of food and nutrition. In the recently published National Family Health Survey, according to nationwide state reports on dwarfism, Uttar Pradesh is still in the top position. Although there has been a 1.5 percent improvement, 49.2 percent of children still suffer from growth retardation under the age of five.

lack of food and nutritious food

Rajesh Kumar, a doctor associated with the World Health Organization, says children whose height does not increase with age remain in the dwarf category. Dwarfism in children is due to lack of proper diet and lack of nutritious food. However, according to officials from the Union Ministry of Health, not only are special campaigns being carried out across the country to eliminate such problems in children, but the entire system of better nutrition and nutritious food is being completed in collaboration with the department concerned. and other responsible departments … Senior officials from the Union Ministry of Health say this is the reason why, in general, the problem of child growth retardation has diminished across the country. He says that little by little this problem will be further reduced.

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There are many states in the country where the height of children does not increase according to their age. Figures recorded in documents from the Union Ministry of Health confirm that children under the age of five in these states not only suffer from growth retardation, but many other problems can arise as a result. This has also been revealed in the published report of the National Family Health Survey. There are many states, such as Kerala in Himachal Pradesh and Goa in Andhra Pradesh, that cannot remove children’s dwarfism from their state even after all efforts.

43.8% of children are stunted

Data from the Union Ministry of Health show that in the National Family Health Survey 4 published in 2015-16 and the National Family Health Survey published in 2019-21, in general, the problem of delay of growth among children under five has been reduced in the country. But many states in the country are still far behind on this issue. According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, according to the National Family Health Survey published in 2015-16, 43.8% of children under the age of five in the country were victims of stunted growth. While according to the report of the National Family Health Survey issued after 5 years, this percentage was approaching 40.9. That is, the problem of dwarfism in children under 5 has been reduced in the country, but many states in the country continued to run away from the national average.

According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, Kerala is the only state in the country where the problem of growth retardation among children under five has increased further in the last five years. According to data from the National Family Health Survey for the period 2014-15, only 23.9% of children under 5 in Kerala were victims of stunted growth. While in the 2019-21 National Family Health Survey report, this figure has increased from 13% to 36.9%. That is, in five years in Kerala, the problem of dwarfism among children under five has increased.

Children do not reach the height according to their age

Similarly, in Himachal Pradesh, the problem of dwarfism was found to be increasing in children under five years of age. According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, in the report of the National Family Health Survey 4, 22.3% of children under five could not reach the height according to their age. That is, they placed themselves in the category of dwarfism. According to the recently released National Family Health Survey 5 report, the number of these children in Himachal Pradesh has increased to 32.9%. A similar situation is also visible in Andhra Pradesh. Also in Andhra Pradesh, in the last five years, the problem of dwarfism among children under five has increased. According to the report from the National Family Health Survey 4, 31.7% of children were victims of stunted growth. While, according to the National Family Health Survey 5 report, that number has risen 10 percent to 41 percent now. That is, also in Andhra Pradesh, dwarfism increases in children under five. Not only in Andhra Pradesh but also in Goa, growth retardation has been found to increase in children under five years of age. The report shows that growth retardation has increased by more than 8% of children in the last five years.

Growing dwarfism from northeast to south and Haryana

According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, dwarfism is increasing in children from the northeastern states to Haryana. Tripura has seen the problem of sowing in more than 10 percent of children in the last five years. While in Tamil Nadu, the problem of dwarfism was found to increase by six per cent among children of the same age. In Nagaland, where more than 50 children under the age of five were found to have growth retardation, in Meghalaya it was around 1.5 per cent. In Haryana the problem of stunted growth among children under five has also increased. According to statistics, currently, about 39.5 percent of children under the age of five born in Haryana do not reach their height according to their age.

According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, the maximum number of children in Uttar Pradesh is currently falling prey to dwarfism across the country. According to the data, the report of the Fourth National Family Health Survey used to say that even at that time, the highest number of dwarf children across the country is in Uttar Pradesh itself. According to government data, 50.9% or more of half of children under the age of five did not reach the age of age due to lack of food and nutrition. In the recently published National Family Health Survey, according to nationwide state reports on dwarfism, Uttar Pradesh is still in the top position. Although there has been a 1.5 percent improvement, 49.2 percent of children still suffer from growth retardation under the age of five.

lack of food and nutritious food

Rajesh Kumar, a doctor associated with the World Health Organization, says children whose height does not increase with age remain in the dwarf category. Dwarfism in children is due to lack of proper diet and lack of nutritious food. However, according to officials from the Union Ministry of Health, not only are special campaigns being carried out across the country to eliminate such problems in children, but the entire system of better nutrition and nutritious food is being completed in collaboration with the department concerned. and other responsible departments … Senior officials from the Union Ministry of Health say this is the reason why, in general, the problem of child growth retardation has diminished across the country. He says that little by little this problem will be further reduced.

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