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People > Prevalence of overweight, female > % of children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Prevalence of overweight, female (% of children under 5). Prevalence of overweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Ukraine 25.5% 2000
2 Albania 23.4% 2009
3 Comoros 21.9% 2000
4 Libya 21.6% 2007
5 Egypt 21.2% 2008
6 Georgia 18.3% 2009
7 Syria 18.1% 2009
=8 Bosnia and Herzegovina 18% 2012
=8 Lebanon 18% 2004
10 South Africa 17.7% 2005
11 Republic of Macedonia 17.4% 2011
12 Serbia 14.7% 2010
13 Armenia 14.6% 2010
14 Iraq 14.3% 2006
15 Indonesia 13% 2010
16 Azerbaijan 12.7% 2006
=17 Montenegro 12.6% 2005
=17 Mongolia 12.6% 2005
=17 Bulgaria 12.6% 2004
20 Uzbekistan 12.5% 2006
21 Algeria 12.4% 2005
22 Sao Tome and Principe 12.1% 2008
23 Kazakhstan 11.8% 2010
24 Benin 11.3% 2006
=25 Swaziland 11.2% 2010
=25 South Sudan 11.2% 2006
27 Botswana 11.1% 2007
28 Sierra Leone 10.6% 2010
29 Peru 9.8% 2008
30 Argentina 9.5% 2005
31 Moldova 9.3% 2005
32 Tunisia 9.2% 2006
=33 Central African Republic 9.1% 2006
=33 Chile 9.1% 2008
35 Mexico 9% 2012
36 Kuwait 8.9% 2012
37 Morocco 8.8% 2011
=38 Republic of the Congo 8.6% 2005
=38 Kyrgyzstan 8.6% 2006
40 Djibouti 8.5% 2012
41 Guyana 8.4% 2009
=42 Malawi 8.2% 2010
=42 Zambia 8.2% 2007
=44 Bolivia 8.1% 2008
=44 United States 8.1% 2002
=44 Romania 8.1% 2002
=44 Belarus 8.1% 2005
48 Costa Rica 7.9% 2008
=49 Mozambique 7.7% 2011
=49 Brazil 7.7% 2007
=51 Uruguay 7.6% 2011
=51 Bhutan 7.6% 2010
=53 Turkey 7.5% 2004
=53 Dominican Republic 7.5% 2007
55 Thailand 7.2% 2006
=56 Rwanda 7.1% 2010
=56 Belize 7.1% 2011
58 Lesotho 6.9% 2009
59 Maldives 6.4% 2009
60 Barbados 6.3% 1981
=61 Tajikistan 6.2% 2005
=61 Panama 6.2% 1997
=61 Trinidad and Tobago 6.2% 2000
=61 Gabon 6.2% 2012
=65 Madagascar 6.1% 2004
=65 Pakistan 6.1% 2011
67 Saudi Arabia 6% 2005
68 Ghana 5.9% 2008
69 East Timor 5.7% 2009
=70 China 5.6% 2010
=70 Nicaragua 5.6% 2006
=72 Yemen 5.3% 2003
=72 Kenya 5.3% 2009
=74 Canada 5.2% 1971
=74 Jordan 5.2% 2009
=74 Honduras 5.2% 2006
77 Cameroon 5.1% 2011
=78 Tanzania 5% 2010
=78 Ecuador 5% 2004
=78 El Salvador 5% 2008
=78 Zimbabwe 5% 2010
82 Cote d'Ivoire 4.9% 2007
=83 Fiji 4.8% 2004
=83 Jamaica 4.8% 2010
=85 Paraguay 4.7% 1990
=85 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.7% 2010
=87 Guatemala 4.6% 2009
=87 Mali 4.6% 2006
89 Somalia 4.5% 2006
=90 Sudan 4.4% 2006
=90 Chad 4.4% 2004
=90 Namibia 4.4% 2007
=93 South Korea 4.2% 2003
=93 Colombia 4.2% 2010
95 Czech Republic 4.1% 2001
=96 Vanuatu 4% 2007
=96 Equatorial Guinea 4% 2004
98 Philippines 3.9% 2011
99 Vietnam 3.8% 2010
=100 Liberia 3.5% 2007
=100 Niger 3.5% 2006
=100 Haiti 3.5% 2006
103 Germany 3.3% 2005
104 Uganda 3.1% 2011
105 Suriname 3% 2010
106 Burkina Faso 2.9% 2010
=107 Guinea 2.7% 2012
=107 Nigeria 2.7% 2011
=107 Hungary 2.7% 1984
=110 Afghanistan 2.6% 2004
=110 Burundi 2.6% 2010
=110 Burma 2.6% 2009
=113 Papua New Guinea 2.5% 2005
=113 The Gambia 2.5% 2006
=113 Guinea-Bissau 2.5% 2008
=116 Netherlands 2.1% 1980
=116 Bangladesh 2.1% 2011
=118 Ethiopia 2% 2011
=118 Oman 2% 2009
=118 Singapore 2% 2000
121 Cambodia 1.9% 2010
122 India 1.7% 2006
123 Nepal 1.6% 2011
124 Solomon Islands 1.5% 1989
125 Eritrea 1.4% 2002
=126 Mauritania 1.2% 2012
=126 Togo 1.2% 2010
128 Angola 1.1% 1996
=129 Laos 1% 2006
=129 Sri Lanka 1% 2009
131 Senegal 0.6% 2012
132 North Korea 0.0 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Prevalence of overweight, 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/Prevalence-of-overweight,-female/%-of-children-under-5

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