Diet and Nutritional Status of Rural Population, Prevalence of Hypertension & Diabetes among Adults and Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices

Report of Third Repeat Survey

National Institute Of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 2013

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) established the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) in 1972 in the States of Kerala, TamilNadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The bureau, since its inception, has been carrying out diet and nutrition surveys on a regular basis in the rural and tribal areas, as well as special surveys. NNMB also carried out repeat surveys in both rural and tribal areas, by visiting the same villages at an interval of 10 years, to study the time trends in the diet and nutritional status of the communities. The baseline, first and second repeat surveys were carried out among rural population during 1975-79, 1988-90 and 1996-97, respectively. The present survey is third repeat survey carried out among rural population to assess the nutritional status and to study the time trends.

In the present survey, assessment of prevalence of overweight/obesity, hypertension and diabetes mellitus, in addition to diet and nutrition status, among adult men and women (‚Č•18 years) was carried out in 10 NNMB States.

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