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74pc of adolescents in Balochistan found anaemic; 50pc of population facing food insecurity

74pc of adolescents in Balochistan found anaemic; 50pc of population facing food insecurity Syed Ali Shah July 25, 2019 The survey also reveals that 61.3pc women of reproductive age were victims of anemia. — AFP/File In Balochistan, 73.7 per cent of adolescent girls and boys are suffering from anaemia [a medical condition caused by iron-deficiency], according to the  National Nutrition Survey  2018. The findings of the survey were presented by Dr Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta during a ceremony in Quetta today. ✔ The survey also revealed that 61.3pc of women of reproductive age were suffering from anaemia. ✔ The report further revealed that nearly half of children aged five or under are stunted in the province, while nearly two of ten suffer from wasting [the prevalence of low weight for height]. ✔The survey reveals that over 30pc of the children under 5 are underweight and nearly 20pc are overweight. "First 1,000 days are the most critical period of growth and development in