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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 53 2002 30th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 4 2002 122nd out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 23 2002 91st out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 34 2002 37th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 27 2002 28th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 10 2002 35th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 58.2% 2008 6th out of 9
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 390 2006 6th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 11.2% 2008 14th out of 15
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 23.5% 2005 2nd out of 38
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 46.9% 2005 5th out of 21
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 5.9% 2005 13th out of 21
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 35% 2007 12th out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 91 2001 23th out of 57
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 99% 2009 5th 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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