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Swaziland

Swaziland Nutrition Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 25 2002 69th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 24 2002 75th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 59 2002 64th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 30 2002 43th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 10 2002 92nd out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 2002 78th out of 104
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 79.9% 2007 3rd out of 12
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 220 2006 62nd out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 32.7% 2008 9th out of 15
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 9.1% 2007 18th out of 33
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 29.5% 2007 7th out of 15
Malnutrition prevalence > Weight for age > % of children under 5 6.1% 2007 3rd out of 3
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 11.4% 2007 2nd out of 14
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 18% 2007 46th out of 168
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 27% 2009 54th 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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