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Paraguay

Paraguay Nutrition Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 15 2002 86th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 7 2002 114th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 83 2002 36th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 11 2002 105th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 5 2002 115th out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 1 2002 124th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 94.4% 2006 4th out of 37
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 210 2006 69th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 21.9% 2004 11th out of 14
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 9% 2004 14th out of 26
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 18.3% 1990 3rd out of 3
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 6.3% 1990 2nd out of 3
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 11% 2007 67th 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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