London: Jan 22, 2010
Babies born to child brides in India have a higher risk of malnutrition than those born to adult mothers, according to research published Friday. The study by researchers from Boston University, published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that 67 percent of babies born to child brides in India were malnourished, a condition that is linked to child deaths. India has the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, with 2.1 million such children dying in 2006 alone. Such deaths have previously been linked to early motherhood, which can lead to neonatal death, stillbirth, low birthweight of infants, and deaths of children under the age of five years.
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