One of every two preschool-aged child and pregnant woman is iron-deficient

"Therefore, the WHO estimates that one out of every two preschool children and pregnant women in developing countries are iron deficient. The highest prevalence of anemia is in preschool-age children (47%); however, the population group with the greatest number of anemic individuals is non-pregnant women (468 million)"

"Iron," HarvestPlus, last modified 2015, accessed June 11, 2015,

Also see for a heat map of combined nutrient deficiency in iron, vitamin A, and zinc.

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