Infant & Mother Health in Nepal's Arsenic Areas

by Filters for Families
Infant & Mother Health in Nepal's Arsenic Areas
Dec 26, 2016

Factsheet: Neonatal Mortality and Health in Nepal

 

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Some of the reasons nutrition and health workshops are needed in Nepal.

In general 46% of children age 6-59 months have anemia and 41% are stunted with 29% underweight. 

 

Morbidity and Nutrition

Percentage of children aged 6-59 months with anemia  46 %
Percentage of children under-five with symptoms of ARI in the two weeks preceding the survey  5%
Percentage of children under-five with diarrhoea in the two weeks preceding the survey  14%
Percentage of children under-five with fever in the two weeks preceding the survey  19%
Percentage of babies with low birth weight        
(36.3 % of all births had a reported birth weight)  5%
Percentage of babies with low birth weight (as perceived by mothers - babies not weighted )  16%
Percentage of children under-five stunted (-2SD)  41%
Percentage of children under-five wasted (-2SD)   11%
Percentage of children under-five underweight (-2SD)    29%
Percentage of children under-five overweight  1%
No Data Available
Source: Nepal DHS

Trend in nutritional status
Morbidity and Nutrition
Source: Nepal DHS 2011

Notes:
Stunting = children under age five that fall below minus two standard deviations from the median height- for- age of the NCHS/WHO standard (moderate and severe)
Wasting = children under five that fall below minus two standard deviations from the median weight- fo-r height of the NCHS/WHO standard (moderate and severe)
Underweight = children under age five that fall below minus two standard deviations from the median weight- for- age of the NCHS/WHO standard (moderate and severe)
Overweight = children under age five that fall above plus two standard devliations from the median weight-for-height of the NCHS/WHO standard (moderate and severe)

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