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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Hunger and malnutrition Stats

Definitions

  • Children > Small children severely underweight: Percentage of all children under 5 that are severely underweight.
  • Children > Small children underweight: Percentage of all children under 5 that are moderately or severely underweight.
  • Global Hunger Index: Indicates how grave hunger issues are in each country on a scale of index values from 0 (no hunger) to 100. Values above 30 are designated as “extremely alarming”, 20-30 as "alarming", 10-20 as “serious” and 5-10 as “moderate”. The index is a composite of the following three indicators: the proportion of the undernourished people as a percentage of the population; the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five years; and the mortality rate of children under the age of five years. The index is calculated in cooperation of several organizations, including the IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe and Concern.
  • Global Hunger Index per million people: Indicates how grave hunger issues are in each country on a scale of index values from 0 (no hunger) to 100. Values above 30 are designated as “extremely alarming”, 20-30 as "alarming", 10-20 as “serious” and 5-10 as “moderate”. The index is a composite of the following three indicators: the proportion of the undernourished people as a percentage of the population; the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five years; and the mortality rate of children under the age of five years. The index is calculated in cooperation of several organizations, including the IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe and Concern. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Undernourished population: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Undernourished population > Percentage: Percentage of population that subsists on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Undernourished population per million people: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Underweight boys under 5: Prevalence of underweight children.
  • Underweight girls under 5: Prevalence of underweight children.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Children > Small children severely underweight 8.3% 2010 5th out of 27
Children > Small children underweight 21.7% 2010 12th out of 27
Global Hunger Index 22.8 2013 13th out of 51
Global Hunger Index per million people 4.06 2013 11th out of 49
Undernourished population 1.8 million 2012 42nd out of 93
Undernourished population > Percentage 29.4% 2012 19th out of 125
Undernourished population per million people 0.301 million 2012 14th out of 91
Underweight boys under 5 30% 2000 9th out of 44
Underweight girls under 5 25% 2000 12th out of 44

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide. 2013. 2013 Global Hunger Index . Issue Brief No. 79. Washington, DC. p. 1.; Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide. 2013. 2013 Global Hunger Index . Issue Brief No. 79. Washington, DC. p. 1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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