'The 2008 Malawi Housing and Population Census found that the prevalence of disability
among children was lower at 2.4% (159,878) than among the general population at 3.8%
(498,122). Prevalence was slightly higher among males at 2.5% (84,721) than females
at 2.2% (75,157). The most common form of disability was hearing loss (23%) followed
children with disabilities. The Northern Region had the highest prevalence of disability
among children (3.3%), followed by Central (2.5%) and Southern (2.0%). Most forms of
disability found in this study were either present at birth or were caused by illness'
The issue is, the north has the least population, why is it leading in terms of having disabled masses, there has to be something there that is haunting babies...anyone who can help with explanation? is it in the food, in the soil, in the socialization or what?