Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hunger and malnutrition data from the Guardian


The chart, which is here courtesy of the Guardian, is part of an interesting column about the UN's new indicators about food and hunger worldwide. The Guardian calls it a suite of indicators, and that's a useful term: when one number isn't enough to describe a phenomenon it's useful to use several, so that you pick up on many aspects. The Guardian's column, for example, also describes the change in the distribution of hunger and malnutrition over the past 10 years, and the general impact of food insecurity. There's also a chart displaying data on the "double burden" of malnutrition - child stunting and adult obesity. The Guardian also provides links to the full data set.

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