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Botswana

Batswana Nutrition Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 11 2002 93th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 34 2002 52nd out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 66 2002 54th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 23 2002 68th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 13 2002 76th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 2002 71st out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 5 2002 74th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 65.8% 2000 21st out of 54
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 240 2006 46th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 20.3% 2007 17th out of 20
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 9.9% 2000 36th out of 65
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 10.4% 2000 11th out of 43
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 25% 2007 27th out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 85 2001 30th out of 57
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 89% 2009 27th out of 58

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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