Nutritional Status and Anaemia: Adults
Malnutrition is widespread even among adults in India. Urban areas of India are undergoing a nutritional transition wherein undernutrition and overnutrition coexist in the same population groups. Obesity has assumed serious dimensions in urban areas of many states. NFHS-3 measured the height and weight of women age 15-49 and men age 15-54.
Table shows the percentage of women and men with any anaemia, according to three levels of the severity of anaemia: mild anaemia (10.0-10.9 g/dl for pregnant women, 10.0-11.9 g/dl for nonpregnant women, and 12.0-12.9 g/dl for men), moderate anaemia (7.0-9.9 g/dl for women and 9.0-11.9 g/dl for men), and severe anaemia (less than 7.0 g/dl for women and less than 9.0 g/dl for men).