This article assesses the gravity of the "double burden of malnutrition" across 21 states of India, through a comparative analysis of traditional and Asian population-specific BMI categorizations for overweight and obesity. This study analyzes data on ever-married women (15-49 years) from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2, 1998-1999; NFHS-3, 2005-2006). Findings depict that Indian women tilt toward high BMI resulting in a co-existence of under- and overweight populations, which portray a regional pattern. With Asian population-specific cut-offs, 11 states can be classified as "double burden states"; however, following traditional categorization, only 4 states face such dual pressure.
- BMI cut-off points
- nutrition transition
- double burden of malnutrition
- OVERWEIGHT EXCEEDS UNDERWEIGHT
- NUTRITION TRANSITION
- PREDICT OVERWEIGHT
Sengupta, A., Angeli, F., Syamala, T. S., van Schayck, C. P., & Dagnelie, P. (2014). State-wise Dynamics of the Double Burden of Malnutrition Among 15-49 Year-old Women in India: How Much Does the Scenario Change Considering Asian Population-specific BMI Cut-off Values? Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 53(6), 618-638. https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2014.891994