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

DEFINITION: Prevalence of wasting, male (% 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 26.2% 2006
2 Djibouti 22.7% 2012
3 India 20.7% 2006
4 East Timor 20.4% 2009
5 Madagascar 18% 2004
6 Chad 17.1% 2004
=7 Yemen 16.8% 2003
=7 Eritrea 16.8% 2002
9 Burkina Faso 16.5% 2010
10 Mali 16.2% 2006
11 Bangladesh 16% 2011
12 Pakistan 15.5% 2011
13 Cote d'Ivoire 15.3% 2007
14 Sudan 15% 2006
=15 Somalia 14.4% 2006
=15 Comoros 14.4% 2000
17 Niger 13.8% 2006
18 Maldives 13.5% 2009
19 Central African Republic 13.3% 2006
20 Mauritania 13.1% 2012
21 Saudi Arabia 12.7% 2005
=22 Indonesia 12.5% 2010
=22 Syria 12.5% 2009
24 Nepal 12.3% 2011
25 Sri Lanka 12.1% 2009
=26 Ethiopia 11.5% 2011
=26 Albania 11.5% 2009
28 Sao Tome and Principe 11.3% 2008
29 Cambodia 11.2% 2010
30 Nigeria 11% 2011
31 Sierra Leone 10.3% 2010
32 Haiti 10.2% 2006
33 Senegal 9.9% 2012
34 Ghana 9.7% 2008
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.5% 2010
36 Benin 9% 2006
37 Egypt 8.8% 2008
38 Burma 8.7% 2009
39 Ukraine 8.5% 2000
40 Republic of the Congo 8.4% 2005
41 Solomon Islands 8.3% 1989
=42 Kenya 8.2% 2009
=42 Angola 8.2% 2007
=42 South Africa 8.2% 2005
=45 The Gambia 8.1% 2006
=45 Oman 8.1% 2009
=47 Liberia 7.9% 2007
=47 Afghanistan 7.9% 2004
=49 Lebanon 7.8% 2004
=49 Azerbaijan 7.8% 2006
=49 Laos 7.8% 2006
52 Republic of Macedonia 7.6% 2011
=53 Philippines 7.5% 2011
=53 Botswana 7.5% 2007
55 Namibia 7.3% 2007
56 Guyana 6.9% 2009
=57 Tajikistan 6.8% 2007
=57 Libya 6.8% 2007
59 Mozambique 6.7% 2011
=60 Cameroon 6.6% 2011
=60 Guinea 6.6% 2012
=60 Burundi 6.6% 2010
=63 Vanuatu 6.2% 2007
=63 Iraq 6.2% 2006
=63 Bhutan 6.2% 2010
=66 Moldova 6% 2005
=66 Zambia 6% 2007
68 Togo 5.9% 2010
=69 Tanzania 5.8% 2010
=69 Suriname 5.8% 2010
=69 Trinidad and Tobago 5.8% 2000
72 Uzbekistan 5.3% 2006
73 Czech Republic 5.2% 2001
74 North Korea 5% 2009
=75 Jamaica 4.9% 2010
=75 Armenia 4.9% 2010
=77 Papua New Guinea 4.8% 2005
=77 Uganda 4.8% 2011
79 Fiji 4.7% 2004
=80 Thailand 4.6% 2006
=80 Hungary 4.6% 1984
=80 Vietnam 4.6% 2010
=80 Guinea-Bissau 4.6% 2008
=84 Malawi 4.4% 2010
=84 Kazakhstan 4.4% 2010
86 Montenegro 4.3% 2005
87 Lesotho 4.2% 2009
88 Barbados 4.1% 1981
89 Algeria 3.9% 2005
90 Singapore 3.8% 2000
=91 Zimbabwe 3.7% 2010
=91 Gabon 3.7% 2012
=93 Romania 3.6% 2002
=93 Tunisia 3.6% 2006
=95 Rwanda 3.5% 2010
=95 Kyrgyzstan 3.5% 2006
97 Bulgaria 3.4% 2004
=98 Netherlands 3.2% 1980
=98 Belize 3.2% 2011
=100 Morocco 2.8% 2011
=100 Belarus 2.8% 2005
102 Serbia 2.7% 2010
103 Mongolia 2.6% 2005
104 Dominican Republic 2.5% 2007
=105 El Salvador 2.4% 2008
=105 China 2.4% 2010
=105 Kuwait 2.4% 2012
=108 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.3% 2012
=108 Equatorial Guinea 2.3% 2004
110 Ecuador 2.2% 2004
111 Bolivia 2% 2008
=112 Georgia 1.8% 2009
=112 Mexico 1.8% 2012
=112 Brazil 1.8% 2007
=115 Jordan 1.6% 2009
=115 Honduras 1.6% 2006
=117 Turkey 1.5% 2004
=117 Nicaragua 1.5% 2006
=119 Canada 1.2% 1971
=119 Germany 1.2% 2005
=121 Panama 1.1% 2008
=121 Argentina 1.1% 2005
=121 Guatemala 1.1% 2009
=121 Uruguay 1.1% 2011
=125 South Korea 0.9% 2003
=125 Colombia 0.9% 2010
=125 Peru 0.9% 2008
128 United States 0.8% 2002
129 Costa Rica 0.6% 2008
130 Swaziland 0.5% 2010
=131 Paraguay 0.3% 1990
=131 Chile 0.3% 2008

Citation

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

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