Figure 1. Malnutrition and child mortality
If a child is even mildly underweight, the mortality risk is increased. WHO estimates that malnutrition was associated with over half of all child deaths that occurred in developing countries in 1995.Source: WHO, based on C.J.L. Murray and A.D. Lopez, The Global Burden of Disease, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (USA) 1996 and 'Epidemiological evidence for a potentiating effect of malnutrition on child mortality' in American Journal of Public Health 1993-83.
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