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Table 2 Percentile of HAZ score in NFHS 1, NFHS 2, NFHS 3 and NFHS 4 in Bihar and India

From: Deciphering disparities in childhood stunting in an underdeveloped state of India: an investigation applying the unconditional quantile regression method

Bihar NFHS 1 NFHS 2 NFHS 3 NFHS 4 Absolute increase btw NFHS 1 and NFHS 2 Absolute increase btw NFHS 2 and NFHS 3 Absolute increase btw NFHS 3 and NFHS 4
10 −4.92 − 4.89 − 4.03 −3.74 0.03 0.86 0.29
25 −3.85 −3.75 −2.95 − 2.81 0.10 0.80 0.14
50 −2.49 − 2.46 −1.93 − 1.80 0.03 0.54 0.13
75 − 1.09 − 1.08 −0.84 −0.61 0.01 0.24 0.23
90 0.12 0.36 0.19 0.65 0.24 −0.17 0.46
Overall −2.36 −2.28 −1.89 −1.63 0.07 0.40 0.26
India NFHS 1 NFHS 2 NFHS 3 NFHS 4 Absolute increase btw NFHS 1 and NFHS 2 Absolute increase btw NFHS 2 and NFHS 3 Absolute increase btw NFHS 3 and NFHS 4
10 −4.26 −4.19 −3.72 −3.49 0.07 0.47 0.24
25 −3.16 − 3.10 −2.70 −2.48 0.06 0.40 0.22
50 −2.00 −1.96 −1.63 −1.43 0.04 0.33 0.20
75 −0.85 −0.82 −0.51 −0.27 0.03 0.31 0.24
90 0.32 0.31 0.64 0.99 −0.01 0.33 0.35
Overall −1.94 −1.91 −1.55 −1.30 0.03 0.36 0.25
  1. Source: Computed by the authors from unit-level data of NFHS rounds