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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Nutrition Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 30 2002 62nd out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 31 2002 59th out of 125
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 20 2002 76th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 14 2002 72nd out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 3 2002 61st out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 11 2002 29th out of 128
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 130 2006 124th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 31% 1996 3rd out of 8
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 11% 1996 6th out of 28
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 9.3% 2005 20th out of 21
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 6.1% 2005 12th out of 21
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 130th out of 168

SOURCES: UNICEF; 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).

Citation

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