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Maldives

Maldives Nutrition Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 10 2002 109th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 44 2002 72nd out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 25 2002 61st out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 30 2002 23th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 7 2002 29th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 13 2002 18th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 44% 2001 8th out of 9
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 80 2006 154th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 10.4% 2001 9th out of 9
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 22.2% 2001 2nd out of 39
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 31.9% 2001 11th out of 17
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 3.9% 2001 10th out of 17
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 7% 2007 84th out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 52% 2009 46th 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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