Status of Nutrition-Relevant Interventions During Pregnancy in India: Insights from the National Family Health Survey-4

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The World Health Organization antenatal care guidelines 2016 have emphasized maternal nutrition assessment and provision of a set of nutrition-relevant interventions.

This Data Note describes the current levels of key maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy, summarizing the National Family Health Survey-4 (2016) data from 640 districts of India. It presents key findings for the following nutrition-relevant maternal interventions during pregnancy, which are a part of the Indian national programs: Antenatal care (ANC), pregnancy registration, neonatal tetanus, IFA supplementation, weight monitoring, food supplementation, deworming, and breastfeeding counseling.