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Colombia

Colombia Nutrition Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 25 2002 68th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 32 2002 56th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 92 2002 19th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 14 2002 91st out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 7 2002 102nd out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 1 2002 96th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 1 2002 125th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 92% 1997 2nd out of 4
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 170 2006 101st out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 46.8% 2005 6th out of 24
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 6% 2005 27th out of 38
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 16.2% 2005 17th out of 21
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 4.2% 2005 18th out of 21
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 10% 2007 75th 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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