Improving Nutrition in Sikkim: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

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Sikkim is located in the north east of India, sharing borders with Nepal, China and Bhutan. Sikkim is India’s least populous state, with 610,577 inhabitants, and has a population density of 86 people per square kilometer. The sex ratio of the state is 890 females per 1000 males (Census of India 2011). The state is divided into four districts, North, West, South and East Sikkim (Government of Sikkim 2017).

The purpose of this Policy Note is to examine the trends in undernutrition in Sikkim and to document trends and geographic variability in the major determinants of nutrition and the coverage of key nutrition and health interventions. In doing this analysis, we aim to highlight the key areas of action to improve nutrition in Sikkim.