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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 03 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:7

Malnutrition is a largely invisible crisis: The 1998 State of the World's Children report from the United Nations Children's Fund says that malnutrition is implicated in more than half of all deaths in children worldwide, yet three quarters of those who die show few or no outward signs. It says deficiencies of micronutrients such as iodine, iron, and vitamin …

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