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People > Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, female > % of children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, female (% of children under 5). Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age (stunting) is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. For children up to two years old height is measured by recumbent length. For older children height is measured by stature while standing. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Afghanistan 58.5% 2004
2 Yemen 56.9% 2003
3 East Timor 55.6% 2009
4 Burundi 53.1% 2010
5 Niger 52.6% 2006
6 India 48% 2006
=7 Guatemala 47.3% 2009
=7 Comoros 47.3% 2000
9 Laos 46.8% 2006
10 Madagascar 46.7% 2009
11 Chad 44.3% 2004
12 Malawi 44.1% 2010
13 Zambia 42.9% 2007
14 Central African Republic 42.5% 2006
15 Sierra Leone 42.3% 2010
16 Ethiopia 42.2% 2011
17 Bangladesh 42.1% 2011
18 Pakistan 42% 2011
19 Eritrea 41.8% 2002
20 Benin 41.6% 2006
21 Somalia 41.3% 2006
22 Rwanda 41.1% 2010
23 Mozambique 41% 2011
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo 39.7% 2010
25 Papua New Guinea 39.6% 2005
26 Nepal 39.5% 2011
27 Cambodia 39.4% 2010
28 Tanzania 39.2% 2010
29 Cote d'Ivoire 37.8% 2007
30 Indonesia 37.6% 2010
31 Tajikistan 37.2% 2007
32 Liberia 36.7% 2007
33 Sudan 36.6% 2006
34 Mali 36.2% 2006
=35 Nigeria 35% 2011
=35 Lesotho 35% 2009
=37 Guinea 33.8% 2012
=37 Equatorial Guinea 33.8% 2004
39 Bhutan 33.7% 2010
40 Burma 33.4% 2009
41 Djibouti 33.3% 2012
42 Kenya 33.1% 2009
43 South Sudan 32.9% 2006
44 Burkina Faso 32.8% 2010
45 North Korea 32.4% 2009
46 Philippines 32.2% 2011
47 Sao Tome and Principe 32% 2008
48 Solomon Islands 31.7% 1989
49 South Africa 30.5% 2005
=50 Cameroon 30.1% 2011
=50 Uganda 30.1% 2011
52 Republic of the Congo 29% 2005
=53 Zimbabwe 28.7% 2010
=53 Botswana 28.7% 2007
55 Egypt 28.4% 2008
56 Honduras 28.3% 2006
57 Swaziland 28.1% 2010
58 Togo 27.8% 2010
59 Ecuador 27.3% 2004
60 Namibia 27.1% 2007
61 Ghana 26.7% 2008
62 The Gambia 26.6% 2006
=63 Syria 26.5% 2009
=63 Haiti 26.5% 2006
=65 Bolivia 26.2% 2008
=65 Iraq 26.2% 2006
=67 Angola 26.1% 2007
=67 Guinea-Bissau 26.1% 2008
69 Peru 25.9% 2008
70 Mongolia 25.6% 2005
71 Azerbaijan 24.9% 2006
72 Albania 23.4% 2009
73 Vietnam 23.2% 2010
74 Ukraine 22.8% 2000
75 Nicaragua 21.9% 2006
=76 Vanuatu 20% 2007
=76 Belize 20% 2011
78 Armenia 19.9% 2010
79 El Salvador 19.8% 2008
80 Uzbekistan 19.7% 2006
81 Libya 19.6% 2007
82 Mauritania 19.5% 2012
83 Maldives 19% 2009
84 Panama 18.9% 2008
85 Sri Lanka 18.7% 2009
86 Guyana 18.6% 2009
87 Kyrgyzstan 17.5% 2006
88 Malaysia 17.2% 2006
89 Lebanon 17% 2004
90 Turkey 16.6% 2004
91 Paraguay 16.3% 1990
92 Gabon 15.1% 2012
=93 Thailand 15% 2006
=93 Algeria 15% 2005
95 Morocco 14% 2011
96 Senegal 13.5% 2012
97 Kazakhstan 13% 2010
98 Mexico 12.1% 2012
99 Bulgaria 12% 2004
100 Colombia 11.6% 2010
101 Moldova 11.5% 2005
102 Romania 11.1% 2002
103 Uruguay 10.3% 2011
104 Georgia 10.2% 2009
105 Republic of Macedonia 10% 2011
106 Barbados 9.2% 1981
=107 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.9% 2012
=107 Dominican Republic 8.9% 2007
=107 China 8.9% 2010
110 Jordan 8.7% 2009
111 Oman 8.5% 2009
112 Argentina 8.1% 2005
113 Tunisia 8% 2006
114 Saudi Arabia 7.8% 2005
115 Suriname 7.7% 2010
116 Montenegro 7.5% 2005
117 Serbia 7.2% 2010
118 Fiji 6.9% 2004
119 Costa Rica 6.6% 2008
120 Canada 6.5% 1971
121 Brazil 5.8% 2007
122 Kuwait 4.4% 2012
123 Belarus 4.2% 2005
124 Singapore 3.9% 2000
125 Jamaica 3.7% 2010
126 Trinidad and Tobago 3.5% 2000
127 United States 3.2% 2002
128 South Korea 2.5% 2003
129 Hungary 2.4% 1984
130 Czech Republic 2.1% 2001
131 Chile 1.8% 2008
132 Germany 1.2% 2005
133 Netherlands 1.1% 1980

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, female > % of children under 5. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Malnutrition-prevalence,-height-for-age,-female/%-of-children-under-5

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