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Algeria

Algerian Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 22 2002 75th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 13 2002 94th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 69 2002 50th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 18 2002 79th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 6 2002 105th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 1 2002 82nd out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 3 2002 89th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 60.7% 2006 15th out of 37
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 180 2006 91st out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 6.9% 2006 42nd out of 48
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 5.8% 2006 50th out of 55
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 23.3% 2002 8th out of 16
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 14.7% 2002 1st out of 16
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 106th out of 168

SOURCES: UNICEF; United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children.; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Food Security Statistics (http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/food-security-statistics/en/).; UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.; World Health Organisation, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).

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