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  1. Stunted growth

    Stunted growth is a reduced growth rate in human development. It is a primary manifestation of malnutrition in early childhood, including malnutrition during fetal development brought on by the malnourished mother. According to the latest UN estimates, an estimated 165 million children under 5 years of age, or 26%, were stunted in 2011. More than 90% of the world's stunted children live in Africa and Asia, where 36% respectively 27% of children are affected. Once established, stunting and its effects typically become permanent. Stunted children may never regain the height lost as a result of stunting, and most children will never gain the corresponding body weight. It also leads to premature death later in life because vital organs never fully develop during childhood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stunted growth in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stunted growth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • توقف النموArabic
  • καχεκτική ανάπτυξηGreek
  • retraso en el crecimientoSpanish
  • retard de croissanceFrench
  • 発育不全Japanese
  • 기절 한 성장Korean
  • పెరుగుదల పెరుగుదలTelugu
  • خراب ترقیUrdu

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