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Table 1 Daily per capita caloric intake vis-à-vis EAT-Lancet reference diet

From: A comparison of the Indian diet with the EAT-Lancet reference diet

 Total Caloric Intake in kcal (95% CI)% difference
Urban India2169 (2160, 2179)−13%
Rural India2214 (2202, 2225)−12%
Highest MPCE – Urban3079 (3010, 3149)+ 23%
Highest MPCE – Rural3174 (3024, 3323)+ 27%
Lowest MPCE – Urban1643 (1620, 1667)−34%
Lowest MPCE – Rural1645 (1616, 1674)−34%
North India2259 (2241, 2277)−10%
South India2171 (2156, 2186)−13%
East India2211 (2194, 2227)−12%
West India2124 (2099, 2149)−15%
North East India2158 (2119, 2198)−14%
Central India2198 (2170, 2226)−12%
  1. Values in kcal and as % difference with the reference diet (2503 kcal). 95% confidence interval in parenthesis. NSS-CES sampling weights were applied in calculations
  2. North: Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chandigarh
  3. South: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka and Lakshadweep (Telangana included within data for Andhra Pradesh as NSS 68th round data was collected prior to the separation of the two states)
  4. East: Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and A&N Island
  5. West: Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, D&N Haveli and Daman&Diu
  6. North East: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura
  7. Central: Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
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