Is maternal health in India worse than we thought? | by Diane Coffey | Ideas for India
— Media — 1 min read
Since India does not have a national system to monitor health during pregnancy, the fraction of women of child-bearing age who are underweight - 35.5% - is used as a proxy for the fraction of pre-pregnant women who are underweight. This column presents new research that finds that the actual proportion of pre-pregnant women who are underweight is 7 percentage points higher than this figure. - See the full article here.