Table 3Malaria mortality in children less than five years old and fraction of deaths attributable to nutritional deficiencies23, 69, 88*

Population attributable fraction (%)
Region Malaria deaths in children 0–4 years old (thousands) Underweight Zinc deficiency Vitamin A Deficiency
AFR-D 435.2 57.7 17.1 18.2
AFR-E 415.5 56.7 26.0 21.7
EMR-D 45.4 51.3 18.5 15.0
SEAR-B 3.3 52.0 3.0 30.3
SEAR-D 54.1 66.4 3.9 18.5
WPR-B 3.0 39.8 0.0 0.0
World 958.5 57.3 20.1 19.5

See Table 1 for countries in each region

*

For definitions of abbreviations, see Table 1.

From: Undernutrition as an Underlying Cause of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality in Children Less Than Five Years Old

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The Intolerable Burden of Malaria II: What's New, What's Needed: Supplement to Volume 71(2) of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Breman JG, Alilio MS, Mills A, editors.
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