Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation - Volume I: Global and Regional Results













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UNITED NATIONS NATIONS UNIES

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION - SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUTRITION

A report compiled from information available to the United Nations agencies of the ACC/SCN

October 1992

Prepared in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C.

Funding support for the preparation of this report is gratefully acknowledged from:

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
International Development Research Center (IDRC, Canada)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

reprinted October 1993 with assistance from the Government of the Netherlands

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UNITED NATIONS - ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION - SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUTRITION (ACC/SCN)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FOREWORD

Chapter 1: Overview

Highlights
Introduction
Concepts and Indicators
Overview of Trends in Malnutrition

Chapter 2: Regional Trends in Nutrition

Sub-Saharan Africa
Near East and North Africa
South Asia
South East Asia
China
Middle America and Caribbean
South America

Chapter 3: Micronutrients

Vitamin A Deficiency
Iron Deficiency
Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Deficiencies in Vitamin C, Thiamine and Niacin

Chapter 4: Women’s Nutritional Status

Chapter 5: Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases

Chapter 6: Projections of Malnutrition in Children

Chapter 7: Technical Notes

Background papers prepared for ACC/SCN used in the Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation

References