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

DEFINITION: Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age, male (% 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 East Timor 46.8% 2009
2 Yemen 44.3% 2003
3 India 43.1% 2006
4 Niger 42.1% 2006
5 Madagascar 39.2% 2004
=6 Eritrea 35.9% 2002
=6 South Sudan 35.9% 2006
8 Chad 35% 2004
9 Bangladesh 34.8% 2011
10 Somalia 34.2% 2006
11 Afghanistan 32.7% 2004
12 Laos 32.5% 2006
13 Burundi 32% 2010
14 Pakistan 31.4% 2011
15 Djibouti 31.2% 2012
16 Ethiopia 30.9% 2011
17 Central African Republic 30.6% 2006
18 Cote d'Ivoire 30.3% 2007
19 Nepal 29.8% 2011
20 Mali 29.7% 2006
21 Cambodia 28.8% 2010
22 Sudan 28.1% 2006
23 Comoros 28% 2000
24 Burkina Faso 27.7% 2010
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo 27.2% 2010
26 Nigeria 24.6% 2011
27 Burma 23% 2009
28 Benin 22.7% 2006
29 Sierra Leone 22.6% 2010
30 Liberia 21.9% 2007
31 Mauritania 21.8% 2012
32 Sri Lanka 21.6% 2009
33 Papua New Guinea 21% 2005
34 Haiti 20.4% 2006
35 Philippines 20.1% 2011
36 Indonesia 19.5% 2010
37 North Korea 18.8% 2009
38 Namibia 18.5% 2007
=39 Maldives 18.4% 2009
=39 Togo 18.4% 2010
41 Solomon Islands 18.1% 1989
42 Tanzania 17.8% 2010
43 Mozambique 17.5% 2011
=44 Guinea 17.3% 2012
=44 Kenya 17.3% 2009
46 Zambia 16.9% 2007
47 The Gambia 16.7% 2006
=48 Sao Tome and Principe 16.6% 2008
=48 Angola 16.6% 2007
50 Guinea-Bissau 16.2% 2008
51 Lesotho 16% 2009
52 Tajikistan 15.9% 2007
53 Cameroon 15.8% 2011
54 Ghana 15.7% 2008
55 Senegal 15.5% 2012
56 Uganda 15.4% 2011
57 Malawi 15.2% 2010
58 Vanuatu 14.1% 2007
59 Guatemala 13.9% 2009
60 South Africa 13.6% 2005
61 Bhutan 13.4% 2010
62 Malaysia 13.2% 2006
=63 Republic of the Congo 12.9% 2005
=63 Rwanda 12.9% 2010
65 Guyana 12.8% 2009
66 Botswana 12.1% 2007
67 Vietnam 11.8% 2010
=68 Zimbabwe 11.5% 2010
=68 Syria 11.5% 2009
70 Equatorial Guinea 11.3% 2004
=71 Oman 8.9% 2009
=71 Honduras 8.9% 2006
73 Azerbaijan 8.7% 2006
74 Egypt 8.1% 2008
75 Gabon 7.9% 2012
76 Iraq 7.7% 2006
77 Thailand 6.9% 2006
78 Swaziland 6.7% 2010
79 Albania 6.6% 2009
=80 Ecuador 6.5% 2004
=80 El Salvador 6.5% 2008
82 Libya 6.3% 2007
83 Suriname 6.2% 2010
84 Saudi Arabia 6.1% 2005
85 Belize 5.7% 2011
86 Nicaragua 5.6% 2006
87 Lebanon 5.4% 2004
88 Mongolia 5.3% 2005
89 Barbados 5% 1981
=90 Fiji 4.9% 2004
=90 Bolivia 4.9% 2008
=92 Ukraine 4.8% 2000
=92 Uruguay 4.8% 2011
94 Armenia 4.7% 2010
95 Uzbekistan 4.6% 2006
96 Peru 4.5% 2008
97 Trinidad and Tobago 4.4% 2000
98 Romania 4% 2002
99 Jamaica 3.8% 2010
=100 Algeria 3.7% 2005
=100 Kazakhstan 3.7% 2010
=100 Tunisia 3.7% 2006
103 Singapore 3.6% 2000
=104 Colombia 3.5% 2010
=104 China 3.5% 2010
106 Dominican Republic 3.2% 2007
=107 Turkey 3.1% 2004
=107 Morocco 3.1% 2011
109 Moldova 3% 2005
=110 Hungary 2.9% 1984
=110 Kyrgyzstan 2.9% 2006
=112 Montenegro 2.8% 2005
=112 Panama 2.8% 2008
=112 Mexico 2.8% 2012
=112 Republic of Macedonia 2.8% 2011
116 Czech Republic 2.5% 2001
117 Argentina 2.4% 2005
=118 Netherlands 2.2% 1980
=118 Paraguay 2.2% 1990
=118 Brazil 2.2% 2007
121 Kuwait 2.1% 2012
=122 Canada 1.8% 1971
=122 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.8% 2012
=124 Jordan 1.6% 2009
=124 United States 1.6% 2002
=126 Serbia 1.5% 2010
=126 Belarus 1.5% 2005
=128 Georgia 1.3% 2009
=128 Bulgaria 1.3% 2004
130 South Korea 1.2% 2003
131 Germany 0.9% 2005
=132 Costa Rica 0.6% 2008
=132 Chile 0.6% 2008

Citation

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

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