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Table 3 Percentage of children stunted and underweight by welfare card and asset poverty in states of India, 2015–16

From: Malnutrition and poverty in India: does the use of public distribution system matter?

States Percentage of children stunted Percentage of children underweight
Real Poor (Asset deprived and have welfare card) Excluded Poor (Asset deprived and do not have welfare card Privileged Non-Poor (Asset non-deprived and have welfare card Non-Poor (Asset non-deprived and do not have welfare card Real Poor (Asset deprived and have welfare card) Excluded Poor (Asset deprived and do not have welfare card Privileged Non-Poor (Asset non-deprived and have welfare card Non-Poor (Asset non-deprived and do not have welfare card
Kerala 24.90 24.25 23.26 18.25 22.32 25.54 19.84 14.08
Telangana 46.34 25.56 28.00 19.66 47.70 37.22 28.48 18.65
Chhattisgarh 43.30 32.74 36.54 29.11 45.34 41.66 34.36 28.44
Andhra Pradesh 42.36 33.88 31.38 27.79 42.35 50.65 31.65 27.99
Arunachal Pradesh 34.68 34.71 25.22 25.16 26.34 27.10 14.64 13.34
Sikkim 41.49 34.97 30.44 24.77 23.46 12.06 15.60 12.05
Tamil Nadu 34.71 35.46 30.56 24.85 35.00 31.64 23.34 22.15
Manipur 32.85 35.67 27.43 22.40 18.10 16.99 13.98 10.20
Tripura 32.01 37.99 19.87 19.33 29.71 34.71 25.33 18.80
Jammu and Kashmir 37.19 39.30 30.04 23.48 26.15 28.07 16.25 14.02
Nagaland 31.02 39.82 28.96 27.12 24.07 25.01 16.56 15.73
West Bengal 39.84 40.04 33.32 27.97 39.68 45.33 28.29 26.36
Punjab 42.93 40.47 24.37 24.63 30.11 35.50 23.00 20.15
Mizoram 36.94 41.15 27.48 21.83 16.39 18.85 13.97 8.31
Odisha 44.28 43.56 32.17 23.11 45.75 43.87 31.30 23.09
Uttarakhand 42.33 44.01 35.95 31.28 36.05 38.24 30.08 23.57
Himachal Pradesh 35.89 45.02 29.11 23.29 27.68 29.86 24.95 19.94
Maharashtra 44.75 45.09 36.89 29.70 51.32 49.64 35.36 31.31
Gujarat 51.23 46.56 40.48 29.96 51.95 49.09 40.65 31.31
Assam 42.07 46.74 31.37 26.94 35.19 40.43 23.12 21.74
Madhya Pradesh 48.17 47.94 39.91 35.29 50.89 48.61 40.91 35.03
Rajasthan 52.53 48.58 38.71 35.59 55.34 47.80 37.22 31.51
Karnataka 48.33 48.63 36.23 28.76 47.84 47.34 35.05 27.62
Haryana 50.38 49.48 37.02 30.40 41.11 38.57 33.80 26.68
Meghalaya 49.51 50.87 47.96 38.85 35.75 35.20 29.78 25.22
Jharkhand 52.84 53.20 45.25 36.35 56.34 55.24 46.50 38.72
Bihar 57.36 56.27 46.83 37.34 50.92 52.00 42.35 34.89
Uttar Pradesh 55.40 57.16 44.63 39.12 47.05 48.63 37.29 34.08
India 49.79 49.65 37.16 31.51 47.73 46.51 34.54 29.00
  1. *Estimates for states with sample size less than 1000 are not shown the above table but included for the India estimates