Anemia: Health Statistics and Profile of India

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India has the largest number of anemia among women in the world.

Health Statistics on Anemia in India



Children Age 6 to 59 Months Who Are Anemic (2015 - 2016)
Rural 59.4 %
Urban 55.9%
Total 58.4%

Over half of Indian women in reproductive age suffer from anemia.

Non-Pregnant Women Age 15 to 49 Who Are Anemic (2015 - 2016)
Rural 54.3%
Urban 50.9%
Total 53.1%

Pregnant Women Age 15 to 49 Who Are Anemic (2015 - 2016)
Rural 52.1%
Urban 45.7%
Total 50.3%

In the world, 614 million women between 15 and 49 years of age are affected by anemia.

All Women Age 15 to 49 Who Are Anemic (2015 - 2016)
Rural 54.2%
Urban 50.8%
Total 53.0%

Men Age 15 to 49 Who Are Anemic (2015 - 2016)
Rural 25.2%
Urban 18.4%
Total 22.7%


Reference:
  1. National Family Health Survey - 4: 2015 to 2016.
  2. Global Nutrition Report, 2017.
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