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India’s hunger rating falls to reflect drop in underweight prevalence

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6384 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6384
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

India’s global hunger index has been downgraded from “alarming” to “serious,” reflecting a fall in undernourishment in the population, figures from the International Food Policy Research Institute, a non-profit research organisation based in Washington, DC, have shown.

The global hunger index is a 100 point scale (where 0 represents no hunger) that takes into account …

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