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Mauritius

Mauritius Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 16 2002 91st out of 125
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 10 2002 109th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 15 2002 65th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 2002 76th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 14 2002 10th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 0.0 1995 4th out of 4
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 230 2006 54th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 21% 2002 7th out of 10
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 13.9% 2003 8th out of 29
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 158th out of 168

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.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).

Citation

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