Malnutrition higher in kids born to Indian child brides
Friday, 22nd January 2010
Babies born to child brides in India run a higher risk of malnourishment compared to those born to older mothers, says a new study.
Almost half of 20-24 year olds in India are married before they are 18 and almost a quarter of the same age group have given birth by the time they reach 18.
Anita and colleagues analysed the data of a representative sample of almost 125,000 Indian women between the ages of 15 to 49. The information was collected from the 2005-2006 National Family Health Survey.
Publication : One India