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Tunisia

Tunisia Nutrition Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 22 2002 74th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 46 2002 28th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 97 2002 7th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 12 2002 97th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 4 2002 122nd out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 1 2002 80th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 2 2002 100th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 96.65% 2000 2nd out of 54
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 190 2006 81st out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 6.2% 2006 44th out of 48
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 5.3% 2006 51st out of 55
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 9% 2006 33th out of 36
Malnutrition prevalence > Weight for age > % of children under 5 3.3% 2006 8th out of 8
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 8.8% 2006 15th out of 34
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5% 2007 92nd 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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