30 percent babies have low birth weight: Survey
ISLAMABAD, Jun 4 (APP): Around 30 percent babies have low birth weight reflecting the poor nutritional status of mothers in the country, said National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2011. The national food availability estimated through food balance sheets has been satisfactory for the major food items during the fiscal year 2011-12. It is further stated in NNS that approximately 32 percent children under the age of five years and 15 percent mothers are underweight.