Comm Eye Health Vol. 26 No. 84 2013 pp 79. Published online 20 December 2013.

Test yourself: Vitamin A and undernutrition

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These multiple true/false questions were produced in collaboration with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). They are designed to test your understanding of the concepts covered in the issue “Do vitamin A deficiency and undernutrition still matter?” and to give you an opportunity to reflect on what you have learnt.

1. Think about undernutrition and vitamin A deficiency

a. Both disease and infection contribute to undernutrition and stunting.
b. The children who actually show the eye signs of vitamin A deficiency should be our main concern.
c. Children with vitamin A deficiency may go blind, but are not at increased risk of death.
d. Even if a family has enough vitamin A-rich foods, children may still be deficient.

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