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

DEFINITION: Prevalence of overweight (% 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 26.5% 2000
2 Albania 23.4% 2009
3 Libya 22.4% 2007
4 Comoros 21.5% 2000
5 Egypt 20.5% 2008
6 Georgia 19.9% 2009
7 South Africa 19.2% 2005
8 Syria 17.9% 2009
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.4% 2012
=10 Republic of Macedonia 16.8% 2011
=10 Armenia 16.8% 2010
12 Lebanon 16.7% 2004
13 Kiribati 15.9% 1985
=14 Montenegro 15.6% 2005
=14 Serbia 15.6% 2010
16 Iraq 15% 2006
17 Mongolia 14.2% 2005
18 Azerbaijan 13.9% 2006
19 Bulgaria 13.6% 2004
20 Kazakhstan 13.3% 2010
21 Algeria 12.9% 2005
22 Uzbekistan 12.8% 2006
23 Indonesia 12.3% 2010
24 Sao Tome and Principe 11.6% 2008
25 Benin 11.4% 2006
26 Botswana 11.2% 2007
27 South Sudan 10.9% 2006
=28 Swaziland 10.7% 2010
=28 Morocco 10.7% 2011
=28 Kyrgyzstan 10.7% 2006
31 Qatar 10.4% 1995
32 Sierra Leone 10.3% 2010
33 Argentina 9.9% 2005
34 Peru 9.8% 2008
35 Belarus 9.7% 2005
=36 Chile 9.5% 2008
=36 Kuwait 9.5% 2012
=38 Malawi 9.2% 2010
=38 Croatia 9.2% 1996
=40 Turkey 9.1% 2004
=40 Moldova 9.1% 2005
42 Mexico 9% 2012
43 Tunisia 8.8% 2006
44 Bolivia 8.7% 2008
=45 Republic of the Congo 8.5% 2005
=45 Central African Republic 8.5% 2006
47 Zambia 8.4% 2007
=48 Dominican Republic 8.3% 2007
=48 Equatorial Guinea 8.3% 2004
=48 Romania 8.3% 2002
=51 Costa Rica 8.1% 2008
=51 Djibouti 8.1% 2012
=53 Australia 8% 2007
=53 Thailand 8% 2006
=53 United States 8% 2002
=56 Belize 7.9% 2011
=56 Mozambique 7.9% 2011
=58 Gabon 7.7% 2012
=58 Uruguay 7.7% 2011
=60 Canada 7.6% 1971
=60 Bhutan 7.6% 2010
62 Bahrain 7.5% 1989
=63 Lesotho 7.3% 2009
=63 Brazil 7.3% 2007
=65 Rwanda 7.1% 2010
=65 Italy 7.1% 1976
=65 Paraguay 7.1% 2005
68 Iran 6.9% 1998
=69 Tajikistan 6.7% 2005
=69 Guyana 6.7% 2009
=71 Jordan 6.6% 2009
=71 China 6.6% 2010
=73 Cameroon 6.5% 2011
=73 Mauritius 6.5% 1995
=73 Maldives 6.5% 2009
=76 Venezuela 6.4% 2009
=76 Pakistan 6.4% 2011
78 Tuvalu 6.3% 2007
=79 Madagascar 6.2% 2004
=79 South Korea 6.2% 2003
=79 Panama 6.2% 1997
=79 Samoa 6.2% 1999
=79 Nicaragua 6.2% 2006
84 Saudi Arabia 6.1% 2005
85 Ghana 5.9% 2008
=86 East Timor 5.8% 2009
=86 Zimbabwe 5.8% 2010
=86 Seychelles 5.8% 1988
=86 Honduras 5.8% 2006
=90 Barbados 5.7% 1981
=90 El Salvador 5.7% 2008
=92 Tanzania 5.5% 2010
=92 Malaysia 5.5% 1999
=94 Ecuador 5.1% 2004
=94 Fiji 5.1% 2004
=96 Yemen 5% 2003
=96 Kenya 5% 2009
=98 Trinidad and Tobago 4.9% 2000
=98 United Kingdom 4.9% 1976
=98 Guatemala 4.9% 2009
=98 Cote d'Ivoire 4.9% 2007
=98 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.9% 2010
103 Colombia 4.8% 2010
=104 Vanuatu 4.7% 2007
=104 Somalia 4.7% 2006
=104 Mali 4.7% 2006
=107 Afghanistan 4.6% 2004
=107 Vietnam 4.6% 2010
=107 Namibia 4.6% 2007
=110 Czech Republic 4.4% 2001
=110 Chad 4.4% 2004
=112 Philippines 4.3% 2011
=112 Saint Lucia 4.3% 1976
=114 Liberia 4.2% 2007
=114 Sudan 4.2% 2006
=116 Suriname 4% 2010
=116 Jamaica 4% 2010
118 Haiti 3.9% 2006
119 Uganda 3.8% 2011
=120 Niger 3.5% 2006
=120 Germany 3.5% 2005
122 Papua New Guinea 3.4% 2005
123 Guinea 3.1% 2012
=124 Nigeria 3% 2011
=124 Hungary 3% 1984
=126 Japan 2.9% 1980
=126 Burundi 2.9% 2010
128 Burkina Faso 2.8% 2010
129 The Gambia 2.7% 2006
=130 Burma 2.6% 2009
=130 Singapore 2.6% 2000
132 Solomon Islands 2.5% 2007
133 Netherlands 2.3% 1980
134 Guinea-Bissau 2.2% 2008
=135 Bangladesh 1.9% 2011
=135 Cambodia 1.9% 2010
=135 India 1.9% 2006
138 Ethiopia 1.8% 2011
139 Oman 1.7% 2009
=140 Eritrea 1.6% 2002
=140 Togo 1.6% 2010
=140 Angola 1.6% 1996
143 Nepal 1.5% 2011
144 Laos 1.3% 2006
145 Mauritania 1.2% 2012
146 Sri Lanka 0.8% 2009
147 Senegal 0.7% 2012
148 North Korea 0.0 2009

Citation

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

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