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Health > Hunger and malnutrition > Children > Small children underweight: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of all children under 5 that are moderately or severely underweight.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 East Timor 45.3% 2010
2 India 43.5% 2006
3 Yemen 43.1% 2003
4 Niger 38.5% 2011
5 Madagascar 36.8% 2004
6 Bangladesh 36.4% 2011
7 Eritrea 34.5% 2002
8 Afghanistan 32.9% 2004
9 Somalia 32.8% 2006
10 Sudan 32.2% 2010
11 Laos 31.6% 2006
12 Pakistan 31.5% 2011
13 Chad 30.3% 2010
=14 Nepal 28.8% 2011
=14 Burundi 28.8% 2010
16 Ethiopia 28.7% 2011
17 Cambodia 28.3% 2010
18 South Sudan 27.6% 2010
19 Nigeria 26.7% 2008
20 Burkina Faso 25.7% 2010
21 Comoros 25% 2000
22 Democratic Republic of the Congo 24.2% 2010
23 Central African Republic 24% 2010
24 Djibouti 22.9% 2010
25 Burma 22.6% 2009
26 Sierra Leone 21.7% 2010
27 Sri Lanka 21.6% 2009
28 Guinea 20.8% 2008
29 Philippines 20.7% 2008
30 Benin 20.2% 2006
=31 Mali 18.9% 2010
=31 Haiti 18.9% 2006
=33 Gambia 18.1% 2010
=33 Guinea-Bissau 18.1% 2010
=33 Papua New Guinea 18.1% 2005
36 Indonesia 17.9% 2010
37 Maldives 17.8% 2009
38 Senegal 17.7% 2011
39 Namibia 17.5% 2007
40 Togo 16.6% 2010
41 Kenya 16.4% 2009
42 Tanzania 16.2% 2010
43 Cote d'Ivoire 15.7% 2011
44 Angola 15.6% 2007
45 Tajikistan 15% 2007
=46 Mozambique 14.9% 2011
=46 Liberia 14.9% 2010
=46 Zambia 14.9% 2007
49 Mauritania 14.7% 2010
50 Cameroon 14.6% 2011
51 Sao Tome and Principe 14.4% 2009
52 Ghana 14.3% 2008
53 Uganda 13.8% 2011
54 Lesotho 13.2% 2009
55 Guatemala 13% 2009
56 Malaysia 12.9% 2006
57 Malawi 12.8% 2010
58 Bhutan 12.7% 2010
59 Cape Verde 11.8% 1994
=60 Vietnam 11.7% 2011
=60 Vanuatu 11.7% 2007
62 Solomon Islands 11.5% 2007
63 Rwanda 11.4% 2010
64 Kiribati 11.3% 1985
65 Botswana 11.2% 2008
66 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2004
67 Guyana 10.5% 2009
68 Syria 10.1% 2009
69 Zimbabwe 9.7% 2011
70 Iran 9.5% 1998
71 Gabon 8.8% 2001
72 South Africa 8.7% 2008
=73 Oman 8.6% 2009
=73 Honduras 8.6% 2006
75 Azerbaijan 8.4% 2006
76 Turkmenistan 8.2% 2005
77 Bahrain 7.6% 1995
78 Suriname 7.5% 2006
79 Iraq 7.1% 2006
80 Thailand 7% 2006
81 Fiji 6.9% 1993
82 Egypt 6.8% 2008
83 El Salvador 6.6% 2008
84 Albania 6.3% 2009
85 Ecuador 6.2% 2004
86 Uruguay 6% 2004
87 Swaziland 5.8% 2010
88 Nicaragua 5.7% 2007
89 Libya 5.6% 2007
90 United States 5.4% 2002
91 Saudi Arabia 5.3% 2005
92 Seychelles 5% 1988
=93 Kazakhstan 4.9% 2006
=93 Belize 4.9% 2006
=95 Nauru 4.8% 2007
=95 Qatar 4.8% 1995
97 Mongolia 4.7% 2010
98 Bolivia 4.5% 2008
=99 Uzbekistan 4.4% 2006
=99 Trinidad and Tobago 4.4% 2000
=101 Armenia 4.2% 2005
=101 Lebanon 4.2% 2004
103 Peru 4.1% 2011
104 Panama 3.9% 2008
=105 Venezuela 3.7% 2007
=105 Algeria 3.7% 2005
107 China 3.6% 2010
108 Romania 3.5% 2002
=109 Colombia 3.4% 2010
=109 Dominican Republic 3.4% 2007
=109 Mexico 3.4% 2006
=109 Paraguay 3.4% 2005
=109 Cuba 3.4% 2000
=114 Tunisia 3.3% 2006
=114 Singapore 3.3% 2000
116 Moldova 3.2% 2005
117 Morocco 3.1% 2011
118 Kyrgyzstan 2.7% 2006
119 Argentina 2.3% 2005
=120 Jamaica 2.2% 2007
=120 Brazil 2.2% 2007
=120 Palestine 2.2% 2007
=120 Montenegro 2.2% 2006
124 Czech Republic 2.1% 2002
125 Jordan 1.9% 2009
=126 Serbia 1.8% 2006
=126 Republic of Macedonia 1.8% 2005
=128 Kuwait 1.7% 2009
=128 Turkey 1.7% 2008
=128 Samoa 1.7% 1999
=131 Tuvalu 1.6% 2007
=131 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.6% 2006
133 Belarus 1.3% 2005
=134 Costa Rica 1.1% 2009
=134 Georgia 1.1% 2009
=134 Germany 1.1% 2005
137 Ukraine 0.8% 2002
138 Chile 0.5% 2008

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