- Infants who are not breastfed
- Low birth weight infants
- Underweight infants on a poor diet
- Infants with diarrhoea, measles, tuberculosis or AIDS
Vitamin A deficiency is particularly important as it is common in most poor countries and contributes to the death of many children. It is estimated that as many as 25% of young children in South Africa are deficient in vitamin A, especially in rural areas.
Vitamin A deficiency is common in South Africa, especially in poor rural communities.