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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 13 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3713

A third of Zimbabwe’s under 5s are malnourished: The Zimbabwe national nutrition survey, carried out in January 2010, found that over a third of children aged under 5 years are chronically malnourished and short for their age. The prevalence of severe acute malnutrition is especially high among children aged 6 to 18 months (4.2%). The low rate of exclusive breast feeding, which stands at 5.8%, is a key problem, the survey said.

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