Food security and anthropometric failure among tribal children in Bankura, West Bengal

We conducted a cross-sectional study among 188 tribal children aged 6-59
months using two-stage sampling in Bankura-I Block of Bankura district, West Bengal, India, to assess their nutritional status and its relation with household food security. Weight and height/length were measured and analyzed as per new WHO Growth Standards. Mothers of the study children were interviewed to obtain relevant information.