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How many children under the age of five die each year as a result of hunger?
  • 800,000 - Incorrect
    12%
     
  • 2 million - Incorrect
    52%
     
  • 6 million - Correct More than 153 million of the world's malnourished people are children under the age of 5.
    35%
     
610 responses
Infectious diseases are the most common killer of children under age five in the developing world. But the risk of dying from those diseases is far greater for children who are malnourished. How much greater is the risk of death for a child who is severely malnourished?
  • 8.4 times greater - Correct Malnourished children often have stunted growth and score significantly lower on math and language achievement tests than do well-nourished children.
    72%
     
  • 4.6 times greater - Incorrect
    22%
     
  • 2.5 times greater - Incorrect
    5%
     
610 responses
A citizen of one of 24 developed nations has an average life expectancy of 70 years. In the countries most affected by hunger and malnutrition, what is the average life expectancy?
  • 30 years - Incorrect
    38%
     
  • 38 years - Correct Where as the life expectancy in the U.S. is 78, in the U.K. is 79, and in Japan is 82.
    52%
     
  • 50 years - Incorrect
    9%
     
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What region of the world has the highest prevalence of under nourishment?
  • Central America - Incorrect
    2%
     
  • Sub-Saharan Africa - Correct 54 nations currently do not produce enough food to feed their populations, nor can they afford to import the necessary commodities to make up the gap. Most of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa.
    90%
     
  • East Asia - Incorrect
    6%
     
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