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Average Height Falls for Very Poor Women in Africa - NYTimes.com

Average Height Falls for Very Poor Women in Africa - NYTimes.com Average heights have declined among women in 14 African countries, the study found, and stagnated in 21 more in Africa and South America. That suggests, the authors said, that poor women born in the last two decades, especially in Africa, are worse off than their mothers or grandmothers born after World War II.

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