Fiji Nutrition Stats


% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 47 2002 27th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 31 2002 83th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 3 2002 128th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 8 2002 96th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 1 2002 95th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 8 2002 48th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 31% 1994 2nd out of 2
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 40 2006 161st out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 39.8% 2004 5th out of 14
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 10.2% 2004 12th out of 26
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 143th 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.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).


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