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On Measuring the Incidence of Undernutrition-A Note of Sukhatme s Procedure

On Measuring the Incidence of Undernutrition A Note of Sukhatme's Procedure N Krishnaji The purpose of this note is to review some conceptual and measurement problems associated with P V Sukhatme's procedure for measuring the, incidence of undernutrition in a given population. It is shown that this procedure understates the magnitude of undernutrition by specifying a lower minimum re- quirement than is logically appropriate. The note also examines the implications of faulty conversion of persons into consumerunit-equivalents.

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