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Iraq

Iraq Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 27 2002 65th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 12 2002 97th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 40 2002 75th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 22 2002 70th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 16 2002 63th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 2002 64th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 6 2002 52nd out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 28.4% 2006 27th out of 37
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 25.1% 2006 27th out of 48
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 14.8% 2006 14th out of 55
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 27.5% 2006 25th out of 36
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 15% 2006 5th out of 34
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 0.84% 2006 7th out of 7

SOURCES: UNICEF; United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children.; 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.

Citation

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