In 2016, malnutrition caused most death and disability in Gujarat

Child and maternal malnutrition continue to account for most death and disability in Gujarat, besides dietary risk and air pollution, according to a recent report, India: Health of the Nation’s States. The report, prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, provides estimates of the impact of 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors for every state from 1990 to 2016.

According to the study, malnutrition caused maximum death and disability in 1990 and maintained its position till 2016, especially among the children in the age group of 0-9 years.

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Courtesy: The Times of India