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People > Children under the age of 5 years underweight: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 East Timor 45.3% 2010
2 India 43.5% 2006
3 Yemen 43.1% 2003
4 Bangladesh 41.3% 2007
5 Niger 39.9% 2006
6 Madagascar 36.8% 2004
7 Burundi 35.2% 2005
8 Eritrea 34.5% 2002
9 Chad 33.9% 2004
10 Afghanistan 32.9% 2004
11 Somalia 32.8% 2006
12 Sudan 31.7% 2006
13 Laos 31.6% 2006
14 Pakistan 30.9% 2011
15 Djibouti 29.6% 2006
16 Cote d'Ivoire 29.4% 2007
17 Ethiopia 29.2% 2011
18 Nepal 29.1% 2011
19 Cambodia 29% 2011
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 28.2% 2007
21 Central African Republic 28% 2006
22 Mali 27.9% 2006
23 Nigeria 26.7% 2008
24 Burkina Faso 26% 2009
25 Comoros 25% 2000
26 Burma 22.6% 2010
27 Sri Lanka 21.6% 2009
28 Sierra Leone 21.3% 2008
29 Guinea 20.8% 2008
30 Philippines 20.7% 2008
31 North Korea 20.6% 2004
32 Togo 20.5% 2008
33 Liberia 20.4% 2007
=34 Benin 20.2% 2006
=34 Vietnam 20.2% 2008
36 Indonesia 19.6% 2007
37 Senegal 19.2% 2011
38 Haiti 18.9% 2006
39 Mozambique 18.3% 2008
40 Papua New Guinea 18.1% 2005
41 Maldives 17.8% 2009
42 Namibia 17.5% 2007
43 Guinea-Bissau 17.2% 2008
44 Tanzania 16.7% 2005
45 Cameroon 16.6% 2006
=46 Kenya 16.4% 2009
=46 Uganda 16.4% 2006
48 Mauritania 15.9% 2008
49 The Gambia 15.8% 2006
50 Angola 15.6% 2007
51 Tajikistan 15% 2005
52 Zambia 14.9% 2007
53 Sao Tome and Principe 14.4% 2009
54 Ghana 14.3% 2008
55 Malawi 13.8% 2010
56 Lesotho 13.5% 2010
57 Guatemala 13% 2009
58 Malaysia 12.9% 2006
59 Bhutan 12.7% 2010
60 Congo, Republic of the 11.8% 2005
=61 Vanuatu 11.7% 2007
=61 Rwanda 11.7% 2011
63 South Africa 11.6% 2005
64 Solomon Islands 11.5% 2007
65 Botswana 11.2% 2008
66 Guyana 11.1% 2009
67 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2004
=68 Zimbabwe 10.1% 2011
=68 Syria 10.1% 2009
70 Gabon 8.8% 2001
=71 Oman 8.6% 2009
=71 Honduras 8.6% 2006
73 Azerbaijan 8.4% 2006
74 Suriname 7.5% 2006
75 Iraq 7.1% 2006
76 Thailand 7% 2006
77 Egypt 6.8% 2008
78 El Salvador 6.6% 2008
79 Albania 6.3% 2009
80 Ecuador 6.2% 2004
81 Swaziland 6.1% 2007
82 Uruguay 6% 2004
83 Nicaragua 5.7% 2007
84 Libya 5.6% 2007
=85 Saudi Arabia 5.3% 2005
=85 Mongolia 5.3% 2005
=85 Armenia 5.3% 2010
=88 Belize 4.9% 2006
=88 Kazakhstan 4.9% 2006
90 Nauru 4.8% 2007
91 Iran 4.6% 2004
=92 Bolivia 4.5% 2008
=92 Peru 4.5% 2008
=94 Uzbekistan 4.4% 2006
=94 Trinidad and Tobago 4.4% 2000
96 Lebanon 4.2% 2004
97 Panama 3.9% 2008
=98 Venezuela 3.7% 2007
=98 Algeria 3.7% 2005
=100 Turkey 3.5% 2004
=100 Romania 3.5% 2002
=102 Dominican Republic 3.4% 2007
=102 Colombia 3.4% 2010
=102 Mexico 3.4% 2006
=102 Paraguay 3.4% 2005
=102 Cuba 3.4% 2000
=102 China 3.4% 2010
=108 Tunisia 3.3% 2006
=108 Singapore 3.3% 2000
110 Moldova 3.2% 2005
111 Morocco 3.1% 2011
112 Kyrgyzstan 2.7% 2006
113 Argentina 2.3% 2005
=114 Montenegro 2.2% 2006
=114 West Bank 2.2% 2007
=114 Brazil 2.2% 2007
117 Czech Republic 2% 2007
=118 Jordan 1.9% 2009
=118 Jamaica 1.9% 2007
=120 Republic of Macedonia 1.8% 2005
=120 Serbia 1.8% 2006
122 Kuwait 1.7% 2009
=123 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.6% 2006
=123 Tuvalu 1.6% 2007
=123 Bulgaria 1.6% 2004
=126 United States 1.3% 2004
=126 Belarus 1.3% 2005
=128 Costa Rica 1.1% 2009
=128 Georgia 1.1% 2009
=128 Germany 1.1% 2006
131 Ukraine 0.9% 2002
132 Chile 0.5% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Children under the age of 5 years underweight. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Children-under-the-age-of-5-years-underweight

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