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Paraguay

Paraguay Hunger and malnutrition Stats

Definitions

  • Children > Small children underweight: Percentage of all children under 5 that are moderately or severely underweight.
  • Global Hunger Index: Indicates how grave hunger issues are in each country on a scale of index values from 0 (no hunger) to 100. Values above 30 are designated as “extremely alarming”, 20-30 as "alarming", 10-20 as “serious” and 5-10 as “moderate”. The index is a composite of the following three indicators: the proportion of the undernourished people as a percentage of the population; the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five years; and the mortality rate of children under the age of five years. The index is calculated in cooperation of several organizations, including the IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe and Concern.
  • Global Hunger Index per million people: Indicates how grave hunger issues are in each country on a scale of index values from 0 (no hunger) to 100. Values above 30 are designated as “extremely alarming”, 20-30 as "alarming", 10-20 as “serious” and 5-10 as “moderate”. The index is a composite of the following three indicators: the proportion of the undernourished people as a percentage of the population; the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five years; and the mortality rate of children under the age of five years. The index is calculated in cooperation of several organizations, including the IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe and Concern. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Undernourished population: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Undernourished population > Percentage: Percentage of population that subsists on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Undernourished population per million people: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Underweight boys under 5: Prevalence of underweight children.
  • Underweight girls under 5: Prevalence of underweight children.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Children > Small children underweight 3.4% 2005 26th out of 34
Global Hunger Index 6.3 2005 56th out of 56
Global Hunger Index per million people 1.07 2005 39th out of 55
Undernourished population 1.5 million 2012 47th out of 93
Undernourished population > Percentage 22.3% 2012 32nd out of 125
Undernourished population per million people 0.224 million 2012 31st out of 91
Underweight boys under 5 4% 2001 16th out of 17
Underweight girls under 5 6% 2001 16th out of 17

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide. 2013. 2013 Global Hunger Index . Issue Brief No. 79. Washington, DC. p. 1.; Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide. 2013. 2013 Global Hunger Index . Issue Brief No. 79. Washington, DC. p. 1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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