Delayed Pregnancy, Reduced Open Defecation key factors in Reducing Anemia Among Indian Women

Washington, D.C.: Reduction of open-defecation in villages, increased age at pregnancy, and women’s education are three key sociodemographic factors in reducing anemia among pregnant women in India, according to a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). When combined with diets rich in iron and folic-acid, these social changes may have long-lasting impacts that could substantially reduce the burden of anemia among Indian women.