Vanuatu Nutrition Stats


% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 50 2002 26th out of 125
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 19 2002 78th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 20 2002 52nd out of 137
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 22.9% 2007 11th out of 12
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 150 2006 113th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 40.1% 2007 7th out of 20
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 10.2% 2007 14th out of 33
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 7% 2007 85th 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.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).


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