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Consequences Vol. 2, No. 2, 1996
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2. Undernutrition in World Regions, 1970-1990
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION
sub-Saharan
Africa
Near East
and
North Africa
Middle
Americas
South
America
South Asia East Asia China All
1970 35 23 24 17 34 35 46 36
1975 37 17 20 15 34 32 40 33
1980 36 10 15 12 30 22 22 26
1990 37 5 14 13 24 17 16 20
NUMBER, IN MILLIONS
1970 94 32 21 32 255 101 406 942
1975 112 26 21 32 289 101 395 976
1980 128 15 18 29 285 78 290 846

Source: Advisory Committee on Coordinaton -- Subcommittee on Nutrition of the United Nations, 1993


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