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Subject: India hunger
Category: Health
Asked by: pastorkeas-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 24 Jul 2006 13:30 PDT
Expires: 23 Aug 2006 13:30 PDT
Question ID: 749127
How many people in India are chronically hungry? How many of them are
children (5 yrs or younger)? How many people died last year from
hunger-related problems in India? How many of them are children (5 yrs
or younger)?

thanks for the help
Subject: Re: India hunger
Answered By: gregaw-ga on 25 Jul 2006 10:55 PDT
How many people in India are chronically hungry?
"Over 200 million, or about one-fifth of India?s population, is
chronically hungry."

How many of them are children (5 yrs or younger)?
"A 2002 government survey concluded that 48% of children under five
years old are malnourished."
"afflicts 60 million children in India"

How many children died (5 yrs or younger)?
"This is a state, let me remind you, where nearly 10,000 children died
of starvation last year"  (this is just one state)
"2.5 million children in India die every year before reaching the age of five."

I hope this answers your question.  Please post a request for
clarification if any further information is needed.

Request for Answer Clarification by pastorkeas-ga on 27 Jul 2006 05:38 PDT
Thanks for the help!  All of the questions were answered except for
"How many people died last year form hunger-related problems in
India?"  The question is asking for the total number, not just
children.  Please help answer this if you can.

Clarification of Answer by gregaw-ga on 27 Jul 2006 11:27 PDT
My apologies, I spent a lot of time looking for the answer to that
question and couldn't find a good answer.  I went on and finished
answering the other question, but forgot to go back and answer this

I just spent another hour looking for this information and have come
up only with the following:

This study states that malnutrition related deaths are responsible for
14.9% of deaths in developing countries.
"When compared to other major risk factors in developing countries
quantified in the original burden of disease study, this ranks below
malnutrition (14.9% of deaths...)"

The author of this study didn't have this number either.
"In their data keeping, international agencies such as the United
Nations Children?s Fund and the World Health Organization do not even
keep records on starvation deaths. No one does."
"To that number must be added a large but unknown number of adults who
succumb for the same reason." (speaking of death by malnutrition
related illness)

I'm sorry that I was unable to find this for you.  I hope that the
above information will be sufficient for your needs.


Request for Answer Clarification by pastorkeas-ga on 27 Jul 2006 19:00 PDT
yes, this information is enough. thanks for the help!

Clarification of Answer by gregaw-ga on 28 Jul 2006 05:02 PDT
Glad to help!

Where are you a pastor at?
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