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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 12 2002 91st out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 35 2002 49th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 97 2002 9th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 6 2002 120th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 5 2002 118th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 2 2002 115th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 92% 1996 1st out of 5
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 150 2006 111th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 15.3% 2006 36th out of 48
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 6.6% 2007 29th out of 33
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 154th out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 60% 2004 44th out of 65

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.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).

Citation

"Costa Rica Nutrition Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Costa-Rica/Health/Nutrition