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

DEFINITION: Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, male (% 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 Burundi 61.7% 2010
2 Afghanistan 60% 2004
3 East Timor 59.8% 2009
4 Yemen 58.5% 2003
5 Niger 56.8% 2006
6 Malawi 51.8% 2010
7 Madagascar 51.6% 2009
8 Zambia 48.8% 2007
9 Guatemala 48.7% 2009
10 Laos 48.3% 2006
=11 India 47.9% 2006
=11 Benin 47.9% 2006
13 Central African Republic 47.7% 2006
=14 Sierra Leone 47.5% 2010
=14 Democratic Republic of the Congo 47.5% 2010
=16 Rwanda 47.4% 2010
=16 Papua New Guinea 47.4% 2005
18 Comoros 46.5% 2000
19 Ethiopia 46.1% 2011
20 Tanzania 45.9% 2010
21 Eritrea 45.4% 2002
=22 Chad 45.3% 2004
=22 Mozambique 45.3% 2011
24 Pakistan 43.8% 2011
25 Lesotho 43.1% 2009
26 Somalia 42.7% 2006
27 Cambodia 42.3% 2010
28 Liberia 41.9% 2007
29 Nepal 41.3% 2011
30 Tajikistan 41.1% 2007
31 Indonesia 40.8% 2010
=32 Bangladesh 40.7% 2011
=32 Mali 40.7% 2006
34 Cote d'Ivoire 40.1% 2007
35 Sudan 40% 2006
36 South Sudan 39.3% 2006
37 Guinea 37.7% 2012
38 Burkina Faso 37.4% 2010
=39 Kenya 37.3% 2009
=39 Uganda 37.3% 2011
41 Nigeria 37% 2011
42 Burma 36.7% 2009
=43 Zimbabwe 36% 2010
=43 Equatorial Guinea 36% 2004
45 Solomon Islands 35.5% 1989
46 Cameroon 35.3% 2011
47 South Africa 35.2% 2005
48 Philippines 34.9% 2011
49 Swaziland 34.1% 2010
50 Botswana 34% 2007
51 Djibouti 33.8% 2012
52 Bhutan 33.6% 2010
=53 Republic of the Congo 33.2% 2005
=53 Haiti 33.2% 2006
55 Egypt 33% 2008
=56 Angola 32.4% 2007
=56 North Korea 32.4% 2009
58 Namibia 32% 2007
59 Togo 31.6% 2010
60 Honduras 31.5% 2006
=61 Vanuatu 31.2% 2007
=61 Sao Tome and Principe 31.2% 2008
=63 Ecuador 30.5% 2004
=63 Ghana 30.5% 2008
=63 Peru 30.5% 2008
66 Guinea-Bissau 29.3% 2008
67 Mongolia 29.2% 2005
68 Iraq 28.7% 2006
69 The Gambia 28.6% 2006
70 Azerbaijan 28.5% 2006
71 Syria 28.4% 2009
72 Bolivia 28.1% 2008
73 Mauritania 24.4% 2012
74 Nicaragua 24% 2006
75 Vietnam 23.4% 2010
76 Ukraine 22.9% 2000
77 Albania 22.8% 2009
78 Libya 22.2% 2007
79 Armenia 21.7% 2010
80 Maldives 21.6% 2009
81 El Salvador 21.3% 2008
82 Guyana 20.5% 2009
83 Paraguay 20.2% 1990
=84 Gabon 19.8% 2012
=84 Sri Lanka 19.8% 2009
=86 Panama 19.5% 2008
=86 Uzbekistan 19.5% 2006
88 Kyrgyzstan 18.7% 2006
89 Belize 18.6% 2011
90 Senegal 17.3% 2012
91 Malaysia 17.2% 2006
92 Algeria 16.7% 2005
93 Thailand 16.5% 2006
94 Lebanon 16% 2004
95 Morocco 15.8% 2011
96 Mexico 15.1% 2012
97 Turkey 14.7% 2004
98 Romania 14.4% 2002
99 Colombia 13.7% 2010
=100 Uruguay 13.2% 2011
=100 Kazakhstan 13.2% 2010
102 Georgia 12.3% 2009
103 Oman 11.3% 2009
=104 Dominican Republic 11.2% 2007
=104 Barbados 11.2% 1981
=106 Moldova 11% 2005
=106 Republic of Macedonia 11% 2011
108 Saudi Arabia 10.8% 2005
=109 Suriname 9.9% 2010
=109 China 9.9% 2010
=109 Tunisia 9.9% 2006
112 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.9% 2012
113 Montenegro 8.4% 2005
114 Brazil 8.3% 2007
115 Argentina 8.2% 2005
116 Fiji 8% 2004
117 Jordan 7.9% 2009
118 Trinidad and Tobago 7% 2000
119 Canada 6.4% 1971
120 Jamaica 6% 2010
121 Serbia 5.9% 2010
122 Bulgaria 5.3% 2004
123 Singapore 4.9% 2000
124 Costa Rica 4.8% 2008
125 Belarus 4.7% 2005
126 United States 4.5% 2002
=127 Hungary 4.1% 1984
=127 Kuwait 4.1% 2012
129 Czech Republic 3.1% 2001
=130 Netherlands 2.4% 1980
=130 South Korea 2.4% 2003
132 Chile 2.2% 2008
133 Germany 1.5% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, male > % 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,-male/%-of-children-under-5

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