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Malnutrition behind 69% deaths among children below 5 in India, says UNICEF report
eMediNexus,  23 October 2019
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Malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India, according to a UNICEF report.

In its report, The State of the World’s Children 2019, UNICEF said that every second child in that age group is affected by some form of malnutrition. This includes stunting (35%), wasting (17%) and overweight (%). Only 42% of children (in the age group of 6 to 23 months) are fed at adequate frequency and 21% get adequately diverse diet… (The Hindu – PTI, October 16, 2019)

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