New Delhi: | Feb 26, 2011
More than half of adolescent girls in India are anaemic, a recent report from UNICEF says. Malnourishment among India’s adolescent population is found to be higher than even some of the least developed countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The future of adolescent girls in the country seems dismal with a vicious cycle of underweight adolescence, child marriage and maternal mortality. More than half of them (56%) are anaemic and 43% are married off before the age of 18.The appalling nutritional figures for adolescents put India in the company of least developed nations such as Congo, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
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