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Describe three basic causes and two underlying causes at household level contributing to under nutrition in our country.

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Three basic causes and two underlying causes at household level contributing to under nutrition in our country are -

Basic CausesCauses at household or family level 
1. Quantity and quality of actual resources, e.g., human resources, financial and organisational (existence of services and the way they are operated and controlled).1. Insufficient access to food
2. Poor water / sanitation and hygiene
2. Political, cultural, religious, economic and social systems. This includes status of women, allocation of funds for programmes to solve the problems, environmental degradation and biodiversity.3. Inadequate maternal and child care practices 4. Inadequate education.
3. Potential resources: environment, technology and people5. Inadequate health services and insufficient causes at access to health services
6. Inadequate and/or inappropriate knowledge and discrimination against women, elderly and girl child.
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