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Andhra Pradesh

19.6

32.7

6.3

19.54

3

Assam

14.6

36.4

8.5

19.85

4

Bihar

17.3

56.1

8.5

27.30

15

Chhattisgarh

23.3

47.6

9.0

26.65

14

Gujarat

23.3

44.7

6.1

24.69

13

Haryana

15.1

39.7

5.2

20.01

5

Jharkhand

19.6

57.1

9.3

28.67

16

Karnataka

28.1

37.6

5.5

23.74

11

Kerala

28.6

22.7

1.6

17.66

2

Madhya

23.4

59.8

9.4

30.90

17

Maharashtra

27.0

36.7

4.7

22.81

10

Orissa

21.4

40.9

9.1

23.79

12

Punjab

11.1

24.6

5.2

13.64

1

Rajasthan

14.0

40.4

8.5

20.99

7

Tamil Nadu

29.1

30.0

3.5

20.88

6

Uttar Pradesh

14.5

42.3

9.6

22.17

9

West Bengal

18.5

38.5

5.9

21.00

8

Current status and ranking of states within India

Pradesh

1: Source: NFHS III National Report (200506 data, report published 2007) 2: Source: NFHS III Final Data Set (200506); authors’ calculations 3: Source: NSSO 61st round (200405); authors’ calculations Note: The India State Hunger Index represents the index calculated using a calorie undernourishment cutoff of 1632 kcals per person per day to enable comparability of the India State Hunger Index with the Global Hunger Index 2008.

Table 2 presents the India State Hunger Index (ISHI) as well as its underlying components for the 17 major states in the country.

Table 2. Underlying components of India State Hunger Index and India State Hunger Index scores

India Hunger Index Ranking

Prevalence of calorie undernourish ment3

Proportion of underweight among children <5 years

2

Underfive mortality rate, reported as deaths per hundred1

India State Hunger Index score

20.0

42.5

7.4

23.31

State

India

5

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