New Study: Status of Child Stunting in India

  • Stunting prevalence in India is high (38.4%) and varies considerably across districts (from 12.4% to 65.1%)
  • 239 of the 640 districts in India have stunting levels above 40% and 202 have prevalence of 30–40%
  • High‐stunting districts are heavily clustered in the north and centre of the country
  • Inter-district differences in stunting are strongly explained by a multitude of economic, health, hygiene, and demographic factors

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