New Zealand

New Zealand Nutrition Stats


  • % of households consuming iodized salt: Health - Nutrition - % of households consuming iodized salt (1997-2002)
  • Consumption of iodized salt > % of households: Consumption of iodized salt refers to the percentage of households that use edible salt fortified with iodine.
  • Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day: Depth of hunger or the intensity of food deprivation, indicates how much food-deprived people fall short of minimum food needs in terms of dietary energy. The food deficit, in kilocalories per person per day, is measured by comparing the average amount of dietary energy that undernourished people get from the foods they eat with the minimum amount of dietary energy they need to maintain body weight and undertake light activity. The depth of hunger is low when it is less than 200 kilocalories per person per day, and high when it is higher than 300 kilocalories per person per day."
  • Low-birthweight babies > % of births: Low-birthweight babies are newborns weighing less than 2,500 grams, with the measurement taken within the first hours of life, before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred."
  • Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population: Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 2.5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 2.5%.
% of households consuming iodized salt 83 2002 35th out of 112
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 83% 1996 3rd out of 5
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 40 2006 160th out of 169
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 6.3% 2000 54th out of 65
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 125th 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).


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

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