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March 04, 2015

Sub-Saharan African Fares Better than India on Pregnant Women's Nutrition

This article by Pramit Bhattacharya in Mint says:


"...the average proportion of underweight women in India is higher than the average proportion of underweight women in sub-Saharan Africa. And... a greater proportion of young women become pregnant in India compared to sub-Saharan Africa... Coffey estimates that 42.2% of Indian women are underweight when they begin pregnancy compared with 16.5% of African women..."


The Mint video below summarizes the issue:

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