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Ethiopia

Ethiopia Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 77 2002 6th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 55 2002 22nd out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 28 2002 87th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 52 2002 4th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 47 2002 5th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 11 2002 30th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 19.9% 2005 23th out of 25
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 310 2006 16th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 49% 2005 5th out of 24
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 20.3% 2005 3rd out of 38
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 50.7% 2005 3rd out of 21
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 5.1% 2005 15th out of 21
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 41% 2007 8th out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 16 2001 56th out of 57
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 84% 2009 34th out of 58

SOURCES: UNICEF; United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children.; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Food Security Statistics (http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/food-security-statistics/en/).; UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.; World Health Organisation, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).

Citation

"Ethiopia Nutrition Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Ethiopia/Health/Nutrition

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