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Ghana

Ghana Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 57 2002 26th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 31 2002 60th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 28 2002 86th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 26 2002 52nd out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 25 2002 37th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 10 2002 33th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 32.4% 2006 26th out of 37
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 160 2006 107th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 62.8% 2008 2nd out of 15
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 9.1% 2006 36th out of 55
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 28.1% 2006 22nd out of 36
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 2.6% 2006 29th out of 34
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 131st out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 100 2001 3rd out of 57
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 90% 2009 25th 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).

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