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

DEFINITION: Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age, female (% of children under 5). Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 43.9% 2006
2 East Timor 43.7% 2009
3 Yemen 41.8% 2003
4 Bangladesh 38.8% 2011
5 Niger 37.5% 2006
6 Madagascar 34.5% 2004
=7 Afghanistan 33% 2004
=7 Eritrea 33% 2002
9 Chad 32.9% 2004
10 Somalia 31.3% 2006
11 Laos 30.6% 2006
12 Pakistan 30.4% 2011
13 Cambodia 29.1% 2010
14 South Sudan 28.7% 2006
15 Djibouti 28.5% 2012
=16 Nepal 28.4% 2011
=16 Cote d'Ivoire 28.4% 2007
18 Ethiopia 27.3% 2011
19 Burundi 26.1% 2010
20 Mali 26% 2006
21 Sudan 25.9% 2006
22 Central African Republic 25.4% 2006
23 Burkina Faso 24.7% 2010
24 Nigeria 24.1% 2011
25 Burma 22.1% 2009
26 Comoros 21.9% 2000
27 Sri Lanka 21.6% 2009
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.3% 2010
29 Philippines 20.3% 2011
30 Sierra Leone 19.6% 2010
31 North Korea 18.8% 2009
32 Liberia 18.7% 2007
33 Benin 17.6% 2006
34 Haiti 17.4% 2006
=35 Maldives 17.2% 2009
=35 Mauritania 17.2% 2012
37 Guinea-Bissau 17% 2008
38 Namibia 16.5% 2007
39 Indonesia 15.7% 2010
40 Kenya 15.5% 2009
41 Guinea 15.2% 2012
42 The Gambia 15% 2006
=43 Tanzania 14.6% 2010
=43 Papua New Guinea 14.6% 2005
=43 Angola 14.6% 2007
46 Cameroon 14.5% 2011
47 Togo 14.4% 2010
48 Solomon Islands 14.2% 1989
49 Tajikistan 14% 2007
50 Mozambique 13.6% 2011
51 Senegal 13.2% 2012
52 Zambia 13% 2007
53 Ghana 12.9% 2008
54 Uganda 12.8% 2011
55 Malaysia 12.7% 2006
56 Malawi 12.6% 2010
=57 Sao Tome and Principe 12.3% 2008
=57 Bhutan 12.3% 2010
=59 Guatemala 12.1% 2009
=59 Vietnam 12.1% 2010
61 Lesotho 11.1% 2009
62 Republic of the Congo 10.6% 2005
63 Rwanda 10.4% 2010
64 Botswana 10.2% 2007
65 Equatorial Guinea 9.9% 2004
66 South Africa 9.6% 2005
67 Guyana 9.4% 2009
68 Vanuatu 9% 2007
=69 Zimbabwe 8.7% 2010
=69 Syria 8.7% 2009
=71 Oman 8.3% 2009
=71 Honduras 8.3% 2006
73 Azerbaijan 8% 2006
74 Thailand 7.1% 2006
75 El Salvador 6.7% 2008
=76 Belize 6.6% 2011
=76 Iraq 6.6% 2006
=78 Ecuador 6% 2004
=78 Albania 6% 2009
=80 Armenia 5.9% 2010
=80 Nicaragua 5.9% 2006
=82 Barbados 5.7% 1981
=82 Fiji 5.7% 2004
=84 Suriname 5.4% 2010
=84 Egypt 5.4% 2008
86 Mongolia 5.3% 2005
87 Panama 5.2% 2008
=88 Swaziland 5% 2010
=88 Gabon 5% 2012
90 Libya 4.8% 2007
=91 Saudi Arabia 4.5% 2005
=91 Peru 4.5% 2008
=93 Uzbekistan 4.3% 2006
=93 Trinidad and Tobago 4.3% 2000
95 Uruguay 4.2% 2011
96 Bolivia 4% 2008
97 Turkey 3.9% 2004
=98 Dominican Republic 3.7% 2007
=98 Algeria 3.7% 2005
100 Kazakhstan 3.6% 2010
101 Ukraine 3.5% 2000
=102 Moldova 3.4% 2005
=102 Paraguay 3.4% 1990
=104 Colombia 3.3% 2010
=104 China 3.3% 2010
106 Morocco 3.1% 2011
=107 Romania 2.9% 2002
=107 Tunisia 2.9% 2006
=107 Singapore 2.9% 2000
=110 Lebanon 2.8% 2004
=110 Mexico 2.8% 2012
112 Jamaica 2.6% 2010
113 Kyrgyzstan 2.5% 2006
114 Kuwait 2.3% 2012
115 Argentina 2.2% 2005
=116 Jordan 2.1% 2009
=116 Brazil 2.1% 2007
118 Bulgaria 1.9% 2004
119 Costa Rica 1.8% 2008
=120 Canada 1.7% 1971
=120 Serbia 1.7% 2010
=122 Montenegro 1.6% 2005
=122 Hungary 1.6% 1984
=122 Czech Republic 1.6% 2001
125 Republic of Macedonia 1.4% 2011
=126 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3% 2012
=126 Germany 1.3% 2005
128 Netherlands 1.1% 1980
=129 Georgia 1% 2009
=129 Belarus 1% 2005
131 United States 0.9% 2002
132 South Korea 0.6% 2003
133 Chile 0.5% 2008

Citation

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

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