Table 28.1Estimated Prevalence of Selected Nutritional Deficiencies in Children Ages Birth through Four, by Region (percent)

RegionWeight-for-age less than −2 SDWeight-for-age −2 SD through less than −1 SDVitamin A deficiencyIron deficiency anemiaZinc deficiency
East Asia and the Pacific182911407
Eastern Europe and Central Asia621<12210
Latin America and the Caribbean623154633
Middle East and North Africa2135186346
South Asia4644407679
Sub-Saharan Africa3238326050
High-income countries214075

From: Chapter 28, Stunting, Wasting, and Micronutrient Deficiency Disorders

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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