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Malnutrition: a South Asian enigma.

@inproceedings{Ramalingaswami1997MalnutritionAS,
  title={Malnutrition: a South Asian enigma.},
  author={Ramalingaswami and Urban Jonsson and Jon Eliot Rohde},
  year={1997}
}
Half of the worlds malnourished children reside in three South Asian countries: Bangladesh India and Pakistan. Although over 50% of South Asian children are underweight compared to 30% in Africa the problem of child malnutrition continues to be associated with sub-Saharan Africa. Key among the factors underlying the higher prevalence of malnutrition in South Asia than in Africa are low birth weight poor household hygiene maternal health problems that jeopardize successful breast feeding early… 
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