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India Rural Third Repeat Survey of Diet and Nutritional Status 2011-2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
NNMB Rural Third Repeat Survey
India (IND)
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 12/2012
Series or system 
India Survey of Diet and Nutritional Status
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Rural only

India's National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) carries out diet and nutritional assessment surveys in the same villages in rural and tribal areas at 7- to 10-year intervals. After a baseline survey conducted in 1975-1979, repeat surveys were carried out in 1988-1989, 1996-1997, and 2011-2012.

In this third repeat survey, the prevalence of overweight/obesity, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus were assessed in addition to diet and nutritional status. Sociodemographic information and anthropometric measurements were collected, and clinical examinations performed on a total of 86,898 individuals from 23,889 households in 1,195 villages. Data on food and nutrient intake, as well as blood pressure and fasting blood glucose levels, were collected from a subset of the sampled population. Nearly 4,600 mothers of children less than 3 years of age were also interviewed on antenatal care, infant and child feeding practices, and other aspects of infant and child care.