Jamaica Nutrition Stats


% of households consuming iodized salt 100 2002 3rd out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 6 2002 119th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 6 2002 108th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 3 2002 92nd out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 100% 1999 2nd out of 8
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 170 2006 98th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 15.2% 2005 16th out of 24
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 13.7% 2006 17th out of 55
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 3.7% 2007 14th out of 15
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 7.5% 2004 10th out of 16
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 124th 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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