Hidden Hunger – Index

Hidden Hunger-Index

Als Maß für den verborgenen Hunger im engeren Sinne gilt der Hidden Hunger-Index.
Die Definition wird hier im Original aus der Publikation von S. Muthayya et al. The Global Hidden Hunger Indices and Maps zitiert:
“The Hidden Hunger Index is the average, for preschool children, of three deficiency prevalence estimates: stunting (as a proxy for zinc deficiency, as recommended by the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group), iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin A deficiency. The three components were equally weighted (Hidden Hunger score = [stunting (%) + anemia (%) + low serum retinol (%)]/3). Iodine deficiency was measured separately due to its weak correlations with other micronutrient deficiencies.
A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as India and Afghanistan, had an alarmingly high level of hidden hunger, with stunting, iron deficiency anemia, and vitamin A deficiency all being highly prevalent.”

Für Sambia wurde ein Hidden Hunger-Wert von 42.0 errechnet. Er bildet das arithmetische Mittel aus der Prävalenz von Defiziten an Zink (45 %), an Eisen (26,5 %) und an Vitamin A (54,1 %).

Die Weltkarte, entnommen aus der o.g. Publikation, bildet die Hidden Hunger – Länder anschaulich im Vergleich ab.

Hidden Hunger – Index

Read more and see more:

S. Muthayya et al. The Global Hidden Hunger Indices and Maps: An Advocacy Tool for Action. Published: June 12, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067860.
Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067860 und dies zusammenfassend http://www.sightandlife.org/fileadmin/data/News/Hidden_Hunger_Index_Executive_Summary.pdf

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