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Population and social indicators of food and nutrition in Peninsular Malaysia

Chong, Y.H.

Journal of food and nutrition 1: 19-25

1983


Accession: 013174443

An overview of recent trends in population indicators that relate to food, nutrition, and the nutritionally-related health situation in Malaysia, is presented, including available data from recent community-level nutrition assessment surveys. Topics include: mortality in 1-4 year-old children; low birthweight incidence; recent trends in food pattern and food availability; community-level nutritional status; intestinal parasitism; and the significant correlation between nutrition and affluence. While some indicators suggest that nutritional status is improving, others clearly indicate that major nutritional and nutritionally-related problems continue to exist. (wz)

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