Previous national surveys had not collected nationally representative data on children between the age of 5 and 14 years. These populations received less attention than those who are considered to be more vulnerable (pre-school children and adolescents). School-age children are beneficiaries of the world’s largest school feeding programme (Mid-Day Meal Scheme, 2014). Obtaining representative data on undernutrition and associated factors for this important, but neglected, age group, was therefore a key objective of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS).
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