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

DEFINITION: Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% 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 45.3% 2009
2 India 43.5% 2006
3 Yemen 43.1% 2003
4 Niger 39.9% 2006
=5 Madagascar 36.8% 2004
=5 Bangladesh 36.8% 2011
7 Eritrea 34.5% 2002
8 Chad 33.9% 2004
9 Afghanistan 32.9% 2004
10 Somalia 32.8% 2006
11 South Sudan 32.5% 2006
12 Laos 31.6% 2006
13 Pakistan 30.9% 2011
14 Djibouti 29.8% 2012
15 Cote d'Ivoire 29.4% 2007
16 Ethiopia 29.2% 2011
=17 Nepal 29.1% 2011
=17 Burundi 29.1% 2010
19 Cambodia 29% 2010
20 Central African Republic 28% 2006
21 Mali 27.9% 2006
22 Sudan 27% 2006
23 Burkina Faso 26.2% 2010
24 Comoros 25% 2000
25 Nigeria 24.4% 2011
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo 24.2% 2010
27 Burma 22.6% 2009
28 Sri Lanka 21.6% 2009
29 Sierra Leone 21.1% 2010
30 Liberia 20.4% 2007
=31 Philippines 20.2% 2011
=31 Benin 20.2% 2006
33 Mauritania 19.5% 2012
34 Haiti 18.9% 2006
35 North Korea 18.8% 2009
36 Indonesia 18.6% 2010
37 Papua New Guinea 18.1% 2005
38 Maldives 17.8% 2009
39 Namibia 17.5% 2007
40 Guinea-Bissau 16.6% 2008
41 Togo 16.5% 2010
42 Kenya 16.4% 2009
43 Guinea 16.3% 2012
44 Tanzania 16.2% 2010
45 The Gambia 15.8% 2006
=46 Angola 15.6% 2007
=46 Mozambique 15.6% 2011
48 Cameroon 15.1% 2011
49 Tajikistan 15% 2007
50 Zambia 14.9% 2007
=51 Senegal 14.4% 2012
=51 Sao Tome and Principe 14.4% 2008
53 Ghana 14.3% 2008
54 Uganda 14.1% 2011
55 Malawi 13.8% 2010
56 Lesotho 13.5% 2009
=57 Mauritius 13% 1995
=57 Guatemala 13% 2009
59 Malaysia 12.9% 2006
60 Bhutan 12.8% 2010
61 Saint Lucia 12.1% 1976
62 Vietnam 12% 2010
=63 Republic of the Congo 11.8% 2005
=63 Cape Verde 11.8% 1994
=65 Vanuatu 11.7% 2007
=65 Rwanda 11.7% 2010
67 Solomon Islands 11.5% 2007
68 Kiribati 11.3% 1985
69 Botswana 11.2% 2007
70 Guyana 11.1% 2009
71 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2004
72 Turkmenistan 10.5% 2000
=73 Zimbabwe 10.1% 2010
=73 Syria 10.1% 2009
75 South Africa 8.7% 2008
=76 Oman 8.6% 2009
=76 Honduras 8.6% 2006
78 Azerbaijan 8.4% 2006
79 Bahrain 7.6% 1995
80 Iraq 7.1% 2006
81 Thailand 7% 2006
82 Egypt 6.8% 2008
83 El Salvador 6.6% 2008
84 Gabon 6.5% 2012
85 Albania 6.3% 2009
=86 Ecuador 6.2% 2004
=86 Belize 6.2% 2011
=88 Swaziland 5.8% 2010
=88 Suriname 5.8% 2010
90 Nicaragua 5.7% 2006
91 Libya 5.6% 2007
=92 Barbados 5.3% 1981
=92 Fiji 5.3% 2004
=92 Saudi Arabia 5.3% 2005
=92 Mongolia 5.3% 2005
=92 Armenia 5.3% 2010
97 Seychelles 5% 1988
98 Qatar 4.8% 1995
99 Iran 4.6% 2004
=100 Bolivia 4.5% 2008
=100 Peru 4.5% 2008
=100 Uruguay 4.5% 2011
=103 Uzbekistan 4.4% 2006
=103 Trinidad and Tobago 4.4% 2000
105 Lebanon 4.2% 2004
106 Panama 3.9% 2008
=107 Algeria 3.7% 2005
=107 Kazakhstan 3.7% 2010
=109 Turkey 3.5% 2004
=109 Romania 3.5% 2002
=111 Dominican Republic 3.4% 2007
=111 Colombia 3.4% 2010
=111 Paraguay 3.4% 2005
=111 Cuba 3.4% 2000
=111 China 3.4% 2010
=116 Tunisia 3.3% 2006
=116 Singapore 3.3% 2000
=118 Moldova 3.2% 2005
=118 Jamaica 3.2% 2010
=118 Japan 3.2% 1980
121 Morocco 3.1% 2011
122 Venezuela 2.9% 2009
123 Mexico 2.8% 2012
124 Kyrgyzstan 2.7% 2006
=125 Hungary 2.3% 1984
=125 Argentina 2.3% 2005
=127 Montenegro 2.2% 2005
=127 Brazil 2.2% 2007
=127 Kuwait 2.2% 2012
=130 Republic of Macedonia 2.1% 2011
=130 Czech Republic 2.1% 2001
=132 Jordan 1.9% 2009
=132 United Kingdom 1.9% 1976
134 Canada 1.8% 1971
135 Samoa 1.7% 1999
=136 Netherlands 1.6% 1980
=136 Tuvalu 1.6% 2007
=136 Serbia 1.6% 2010
=136 Bulgaria 1.6% 2004
140 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.5% 2012
=141 Italy 1.3% 1976
=141 United States 1.3% 2002
=141 Belarus 1.3% 2005
=144 Costa Rica 1.1% 2008
=144 Georgia 1.1% 2009
=144 Germany 1.1% 2005
=147 South Korea 0.9% 2003
=147 Ukraine 0.9% 2002
=149 Chile 0.5% 2008
=149 Croatia 0.5% 1996
151 Australia 0.2% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % 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. Adjusted, comparable data are available at http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/en. Aggregation is based on UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank harmonized dataset (adjusted, comparable data) and methodology. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Malnutrition-prevalence,-weight-for-age/%-of-children-under-5

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