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

DEFINITION: Prevalence of wasting (% 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 24.6% 2006
2 Djibouti 21.5% 2012
3 India 20% 2006
4 East Timor 18.9% 2009
5 Chad 16.1% 2004
=6 Bangladesh 15.7% 2011
=6 Mauritius 15.7% 1995
8 Burkina Faso 15.4% 2010
=9 Malaysia 15.3% 1999
=9 Mali 15.3% 2006
=11 Madagascar 15.2% 2004
=11 Yemen 15.2% 2003
13 Eritrea 14.9% 2002
14 Pakistan 14.8% 2011
15 Sudan 14.5% 2006
16 Cote d'Ivoire 14% 2007
17 Comoros 13.3% 2000
18 Somalia 13.2% 2006
19 Kiribati 12.6% 1985
20 Niger 12.4% 2006
21 Indonesia 12.3% 2010
22 Central African Republic 12.2% 2006
=23 Saudi Arabia 11.8% 2005
=23 Sri Lanka 11.8% 2009
25 Mauritania 11.6% 2012
26 Syria 11.5% 2009
=27 Nepal 11.2% 2011
=27 Sao Tome and Principe 11.2% 2008
29 Cambodia 10.8% 2010
30 Haiti 10.3% 2006
=31 Nigeria 10.2% 2011
=31 Maldives 10.2% 2009
33 Ethiopia 10.1% 2011
34 Albania 9.4% 2009
35 Sierra Leone 9.2% 2010
=36 Senegal 8.7% 2012
=36 Ghana 8.7% 2008
38 Afghanistan 8.6% 2004
39 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.5% 2010
40 Benin 8.4% 2006
41 Angola 8.2% 2007
42 Republic of the Congo 8% 2005
=43 Egypt 7.9% 2008
=43 Burma 7.9% 2009
45 Liberia 7.8% 2007
=46 Saint Lucia 7.5% 1976
=46 Namibia 7.5% 2007
48 The Gambia 7.4% 2006
=49 Philippines 7.3% 2011
=49 Laos 7.3% 2006
51 Botswana 7.2% 2007
=52 Turkmenistan 7.1% 2000
=52 Oman 7.1% 2009
54 Kenya 7% 2009
55 Cape Verde 6.9% 1994
=56 Republic of Macedonia 6.8% 2011
=56 Azerbaijan 6.8% 2006
58 Tajikistan 6.7% 2007
=59 Bahrain 6.6% 1995
=59 Lebanon 6.6% 2004
61 Libya 6.5% 2007
62 Fiji 6.3% 2004
=63 Mozambique 6.1% 2011
=63 Burundi 6.1% 2010
=65 Vanuatu 5.9% 2007
=65 Bhutan 5.9% 2010
=67 Cameroon 5.8% 2011
=67 Moldova 5.8% 2005
=67 Iraq 5.8% 2006
=70 Guinea 5.6% 2012
=70 Zambia 5.6% 2007
72 Guyana 5.3% 2009
=73 Trinidad and Tobago 5.2% 2000
=73 North Korea 5.2% 2009
75 Suriname 5% 2010
76 Tanzania 4.9% 2010
=77 Togo 4.8% 2010
=77 Uganda 4.8% 2011
=77 Iran 4.8% 2004
=77 Guinea-Bissau 4.8% 2008
=81 Thailand 4.7% 2006
=81 South Africa 4.7% 2008
83 Czech Republic 4.6% 2001
84 Uzbekistan 4.5% 2006
=85 Papua New Guinea 4.4% 2005
=85 Vietnam 4.4% 2010
87 Solomon Islands 4.3% 2007
=88 Montenegro 4.2% 2005
=88 Hungary 4.2% 1984
=88 Armenia 4.2% 2010
=91 Malawi 4.1% 2010
=91 Venezuela 4.1% 2009
=91 Kazakhstan 4.1% 2010
94 Algeria 4% 2005
=95 Barbados 3.9% 1981
=95 Lesotho 3.9% 2009
97 Singapore 3.6% 2000
=98 Serbia 3.5% 2010
=98 Jamaica 3.5% 2010
=98 Romania 3.5% 2002
=101 Gabon 3.4% 2012
=101 Kyrgyzstan 3.4% 2006
=101 Tunisia 3.4% 2006
=104 Tuvalu 3.3% 2007
=104 Belize 3.3% 2011
106 Bulgaria 3.2% 2004
107 Zimbabwe 3.1% 2010
108 Rwanda 3% 2010
109 Equatorial Guinea 2.8% 2004
=110 Netherlands 2.7% 1980
=110 Mongolia 2.7% 2005
=110 Seychelles 2.7% 1988
=113 Cuba 2.4% 2000
=113 Kuwait 2.4% 2012
=115 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.3% 2012
=115 Dominican Republic 2.3% 2007
=115 Ecuador 2.3% 2004
=115 Morocco 2.3% 2011
=115 China 2.3% 2010
120 Belarus 2.2% 2005
121 Qatar 2.1% 1995
=122 El Salvador 1.6% 2008
=122 Georgia 1.6% 2009
=122 Jordan 1.6% 2009
=122 Mexico 1.6% 2012
=122 Brazil 1.6% 2007
127 Nicaragua 1.5% 2006
=128 United Kingdom 1.4% 1976
=128 Bolivia 1.4% 2008
=128 Honduras 1.4% 2006
=131 Samoa 1.3% 1999
=131 Tonga 1.3% 1986
=133 Panama 1.2% 2008
=133 Italy 1.2% 1976
=133 Argentina 1.2% 2005
=133 Japan 1.2% 1980
=133 Croatia 1.2% 1996
=138 Canada 1.1% 1971
=138 Turkey 1.1% 2004
=138 Paraguay 1.1% 2005
=138 Guatemala 1.1% 2009
=138 Uruguay 1.1% 2011
=143 Costa Rica 1% 2008
=143 Germany 1% 2005
=145 South Korea 0.9% 2003
=145 Colombia 0.9% 2010
=147 Swaziland 0.8% 2010
=147 Peru 0.8% 2008
149 United States 0.6% 2002
=150 Ukraine 0.3% 2002
=150 Chile 0.3% 2008
152 Australia 0.0 2007

Citation

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

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