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Deficiency

A shortage or insufficiency. The amount by which federal Income Tax due exceeds the amount reported by the taxpayer on his or her return; also, the amount owed by a taxpayer who has not filed a return. The outstanding balance of a debt secured by a mortgage after the mortgaged property has been sold to satisfy the obligation at a price less than the debt.

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When SES was cross tabulated with the presence or absence of features of iron and vitamin deficiency it was found that only 3.57% of upper SES people had evidence of nutritional deficiency in contrast to lower SES people where 36.84% of mother's had evidence of nutritional deficiency with a p value of 0.007 which is statistically highly significant stating that mother's in lower SES have features of nutritional deficiency.
This insufficiency may be caused by a genetic mutation (a condition that is inherited from one or both parents (or that can be spontaneous)) or a nutritional deficiency. Many babies who are breastfed and are not exposed to sunlight develop rickets because breast milk does not have sufficient amount of vitamin D.
Anemia, an inadequate supply of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin, is rare among young and middle-age people and generally develops from a nutritional deficiency or an identifiable health problem, such as a cancer.
Most physicians recommend that patients who have frequent bouts of canker sores undergo blood and allergy tests to determine if their sores are caused by a nutritional deficiency, an allergy or some other preventable cause.
Frequent occurrences of moderate-to-large el nino events since 1982 have undoubtedly been influential in maintaining a general nutritional deficiency in the local coastal waters.
It's well known that a nutritional deficiency can weaken one's defenses against microbes.
If telogen effluvium is due to anemia or nutritional deficiency, hair loss should resolve once these problems are treated.
Instead it helps to correct a specific nutritional deficiency which occurs in many patients with HIV or AIDS, and can have many adverse health consequences.
And, NCBA reports iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, affecting some 8.5 million consumers.
NEW YORK -- Even if people adhere to a balanced and varied diet, their lifestyles and certain events can put them at risk for a nutritional deficiency. While practitioners of conventional and alternative medicine don't always agree on the benefits of supplementation, there is a general consensus among them that there are some people who have nutrient needs that are not likely to be met through diet alone.

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