Instructions

Below are given two passages followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.

Data available from the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) compares, separately for boys and girls, the average heights recorded during 2010 with the average for the period 2005-10 at different ages in the 10 states covered by the NNMBsurvey. The 2010 height turns out to be neither uniformly higher nor uniformly lower than the 2005-10 average heighe at ages 2, 5 and 9 in most of the states. However, the comparison at age 13 is more meaningful as it represents the cumulative result of childhood growth. At age 13, the average height recorded for boys in 2010 is lower than the average for 2005-10 in only one state; Karnataka. For girls at this age, the average height recorded in 2010 turns out to be lower than the 2005-10 average in four States â€” Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In all other States, the 2010 average was greater than or equal to the 2005-10 average.

Question 96

# There are only two institutes - NIN and NNMB which have collected data on average height.

Solution

The passage only mentions NIN and NNMB. However, we cannot say anything about the number of institutes that collected data on heights. Hence, the data is inadequate to corroborate the statement.Â