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

DEFINITION: Prevalence of wasting, female (% of children under 5). Wasting prevalence is the proportion of children under five whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Sudan 22.9% 2006
2 Djibouti 20.3% 2012
3 India 19.3% 2006
4 East Timor 17.4% 2009
5 Bangladesh 15.3% 2011
6 Chad 14.9% 2004
7 Burkina Faso 14.4% 2010
8 Mali 14.3% 2006
9 Pakistan 14.1% 2011
10 Sudan 13.9% 2006
11 Yemen 13.6% 2003
12 Eritrea 13% 2002
13 Madagascar 12.5% 2004
14 Cote d'Ivoire 12.4% 2007
15 Indonesia 12.1% 2010
16 Comoros 12% 2000
17 Somalia 11.9% 2006
18 Sri Lanka 11.5% 2009
=19 Central African Republic 11.1% 2006
=19 Sao Tome and Principe 11.1% 2008
21 Niger 10.9% 2006
22 Saudi Arabia 10.8% 2005
=23 Syria 10.5% 2009
=23 Cambodia 10.5% 2010
25 Haiti 10.4% 2006
26 Maldives 10.2% 2009
27 Mauritania 10.1% 2012
28 Nepal 10% 2011
29 Nigeria 9.5% 2011
30 Afghanistan 9.3% 2004
31 Ethiopia 8.6% 2011
32 Fiji 8.2% 2004
=33 Sierra Leone 8.1% 2010
=33 Angola 8.1% 2007
35 Ukraine 7.9% 2000
=36 Liberia 7.8% 2007
=36 Benin 7.8% 2006
=36 Namibia 7.8% 2007
=39 Republic of the Congo 7.7% 2005
=39 Ghana 7.7% 2008
=41 Senegal 7.5% 2012
=41 Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.5% 2010
43 Albania 7.3% 2009
=44 Philippines 7.1% 2011
=44 Egypt 7.1% 2008
=44 Burma 7.1% 2009
=47 Botswana 6.8% 2007
=47 Laos 6.8% 2006
=49 Tajikistan 6.7% 2007
=49 South Africa 6.7% 2005
51 The Gambia 6.6% 2006
52 Solomon Islands 6.4% 1989
53 Libya 6.1% 2007
54 Oman 6% 2009
=55 Republic of Macedonia 5.8% 2011
=55 Kenya 5.8% 2009
57 Azerbaijan 5.7% 2006
=58 Moldova 5.6% 2005
=58 Burundi 5.6% 2010
=60 Vanuatu 5.5% 2007
=60 Mozambique 5.5% 2011
=60 Bhutan 5.5% 2010
=63 Lebanon 5.4% 2004
=63 Iraq 5.4% 2006
65 North Korea 5.3% 2009
66 Zambia 5.2% 2007
67 Guinea-Bissau 5% 2008
68 Cameroon 4.9% 2011
=69 Thailand 4.8% 2006
=69 Uganda 4.8% 2011
=71 Guinea 4.6% 2012
=71 Trinidad and Tobago 4.6% 2000
=73 Suriname 4.2% 2010
=73 Serbia 4.2% 2010
=73 Vietnam 4.2% 2010
=76 Montenegro 4.1% 2005
=76 Algeria 4.1% 2005
=78 Tanzania 4% 2010
=78 Papua New Guinea 4% 2005
=78 Czech Republic 4% 2001
=81 Malawi 3.8% 2010
=81 Guyana 3.8% 2009
=83 Barbados 3.7% 1981
=83 Uzbekistan 3.7% 2006
=83 Kazakhstan 3.7% 2010
=86 Hungary 3.6% 1984
=86 Togo 3.6% 2010
=88 Equatorial Guinea 3.5% 2004
=88 Lesotho 3.5% 2009
=90 Belize 3.4% 2011
=90 Romania 3.4% 2002
=92 Armenia 3.3% 2010
=92 Tunisia 3.3% 2006
=92 Singapore 3.3% 2000
95 Kyrgyzstan 3.2% 2006
=96 Gabon 3.1% 2012
=96 Bulgaria 3.1% 2004
98 Mongolia 2.8% 2005
99 Zimbabwe 2.6% 2010
=100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.4% 2012
=100 Ecuador 2.4% 2004
=100 Rwanda 2.4% 2010
=100 Kuwait 2.4% 2012
=104 Netherlands 2.1% 1980
=104 Dominican Republic 2.1% 2007
=104 Jamaica 2.1% 2010
=104 China 2.1% 2010
108 Morocco 1.8% 2011
=109 Jordan 1.6% 2009
=109 Belarus 1.6% 2005
=111 Costa Rica 1.5% 2008
=111 Georgia 1.5% 2009
=113 Panama 1.4% 2008
=113 Mexico 1.4% 2012
=113 Argentina 1.4% 2005
=113 Brazil 1.4% 2007
=113 Nicaragua 1.4% 2006
=118 Canada 1.1% 1971
=118 Guatemala 1.1% 2009
=118 Honduras 1.1% 2006
=121 Swaziland 1% 2010
=121 South Korea 1% 2003
=121 Uruguay 1% 2011
=124 Colombia 0.9% 2010
=124 Paraguay 0.9% 1990
=126 Bolivia 0.8% 2008
=126 Peru 0.8% 2008
=126 Germany 0.8% 2005
129 El Salvador 0.7% 2008
130 Turkey 0.6% 2004
131 United States 0.4% 2002
132 Chile 0.2% 2008

Citation

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

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