Accepted paper:

Determinants of nutrition-deficient anaemia of adult Indian men

Authors:

Premananda Bharati (Indian Statistical Institute)

Paper short abstract:

Anaemia is one of the major leading nutrition deficient problems in India.The main objective of the study is to see the distribution pattern of nutrition deficient anaemia in all the zones and states of India.The data show that the lowest prevalent anaemic zone is south zone and the highest anaemic zone is east zone in India. Regarding impact of socio-economic variables on anaemia, the adverse groups are in rural residence, with low education, among agriculture labours, with less reach to media and among the poorest of the poor classes. Regression analysis also confirms the same with differential levels of significance.

Paper long abstract:

Anaemia is one of the major leading nutrition deficient problems in India. Here the main objective of the study is to see the distribution pattern of nutrition deficient anaemia in all the zones and states of India as well as its prevalence through gender differences. The other area of the study is to see association between degree of prevalence with different socio-economic variables. For this study, we considered the all India NFHS-3 data. Here the sample consists of 64226 males of age 15-54 years. Socio-economic variables are age groups, place of residence, religion, education, occupation, impact of media, and wealth index The data show that the lowest prevalent anaemic zone is south zone and the highest anaemic zone is east zone in India. There is a great interstate variation allover the states of India and it is highly statistically significant. Women are one and half times more anaemic than adult men in India. Regarding impact of socio-economic variables on anaemia, the adverse groups are in rural residence, with low education, among agriculture labours, with less reach to media and among the poorest of the poor classes. Regression analysis also confirms the same with differential levels of significance.

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