undernourishment
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S: FAO – http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1683e/i1683e02.pdf (last access: 12 December 2013); The World Bank – http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SN.ITK.DEFC.ZS (last access: 16 December 2013).

N: 1. Undernourishment by region: The majority of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries. Two-thirds live in just seven countries (Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia and Pakistan) and over 40 percent live in China and India alone.
Projections for 2010 indicate that the number of undernourished people will decline in all developing regions, although with a different pace. The region with most undernourished people continues to be Asia and the Pacific, but with a 12 percent decline from 658 million in 2009 to 578 million, this region also accounts for most of the global improvement expected in 2010.
2. Lack of enough food to develop or function normally.
3. Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 2.5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 2.5%.

S: 1. FAO – http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1683e/i1683e02.pdf (last access: 12 December 2013). 2. TERMIUM PLUS. 3. The World Bank – http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SN.ITK.DEFC.ZS (last access: 16 December 2013).

SYN: subalimentation, hypoalimentation.

S: GDT

CR: acute undernutrition, cachexia, chronic hunger, famine, hunger, inanition, kwashiorkor, marasmus, undernourishment, undernutrition.