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Table 2 Distribution of average stunting and underweight among children below age 5 years, by district’s economic development level in India

From: Socio-economic inequality in malnutrition among children in India: an analysis of 640 districts from National Family Health Survey (2015–16)

QuintileStuntingUnderweight
Mean (std dev)minmaxMean (std dev)minmax
1 (least developed)48.2 (0.0)48.248.344.4 (0.0)44.344.4
242.0(0.1)41.942.138.4(0.1)38.338.5
339.2(0.1)39.139.437.2(0.1)37.137.4
436.2(0.0)36.136.334.5(0.1)34.434.6
5 (most developed)28.5(0.0)28.428.526.2(0.0)26.126.3