What Is Overweight and obesity ?

While the increase in the number of people in the state with nutritional deficiencies and anaemia is cause for concern, there is another troubling trend: a sharp increase in obesity and overweight levels in the last four years, according to data from the National Family Health Survey 5. (NFHS).

This is true for both men and women, as well as children. According to the survey, 30.1% of women are overweight or obese. In NFHS 4 (2015-2016), 23.3% of women fell into the same categories.

In NFHS 5, the percentage of men who are overweight or obese is 30.9%. According to NFHS 4 data, 22.1% of men were classified as obese or overweight.