The report puts the prevalence of anaemia among children aged 6-59 months at 73 per cent against the national prevalence of 58.4 per cent for this category. The report states that Delhi had 59.7 per cent, while Haryana had 71.7 per cent prevalence. Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and other states recorded a lower level of prevalence than Chandigarh.
Even as the euphoria over Indian junior women hockey teams historic bronze in the World Cup is yet to die down,former senior mens side chief coach Michael Nobbs has claimed that seven of the players were were suffering from anaemia,an iron deficiency disorder.
Over 4.37 lakh schoolchildren in Gujarat are suffering from anaemia and malnutrition,reveals a latest report on a health project conducted across schools in the state where several nutrition intervention programmes are being run to boost nutrition levels among children.