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Health > Hunger and malnutrition > Underweight girls under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Prevalence of underweight children.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Nepal 51% 2001
=2 Bangladesh 49% 2004
=2 India 49% 1999
=4 Burundi 46% 2000
=4 Cambodia 46% 2000
=4 Ethiopia 46% 2000
=7 East Timor 45% 2003
=7 Yemen 45% 2003
=9 Afghanistan 40% 2004
=9 Sudan 40% 2000
=9 Niger 40% 2000
=9 Laos 40% 2000
13 Eritrea 39% 2002
14 Madagascar 38% 2004
15 Burkina Faso 37% 2003
16 Pakistan 36% 2002
17 Vietnam 35% 2003
=18 Burma 32% 2003
=18 Mali 32% 2001
=20 Mauritania 31% 2001
=20 Philippines 31% 2001
=22 Maldives 30% 2001
=22 Sri Lanka 30% 2000
=24 Angola 29% 2001
=24 Democratic Republic of the Congo 29% 2001
=26 Nigeria 28% 2003
=26 Chad 28% 2000
28 Rwanda 27% 2000
=29 Guinea 25% 2005
=29 Indonesia 25% 2001
=29 Guinea-Bissau 25% 2000
=29 Sierra Leone 25% 2000
=29 Somalia 25% 1999
=29 Togo 25% 1998
=35 Comoros 24% 2001
=35 Namibia 24% 2000
=35 Central African Republic 24% 2000
=38 North Korea 23% 2004
=38 Mozambique 23% 2003
=38 Guatemala 23% 2002
=38 Liberia 23% 2000
=42 Malawi 22% 2004
=42 Tanzania 22% 2004
=42 Ghana 22% 2003
=42 Benin 22% 2001
=46 Zambia 21% 2003
=46 Uganda 21% 2001
=48 Cameroon 19% 2004
=48 Malaysia 19% 1999
=50 Senegal 18% 2005
=50 Kenya 18% 2003
=50 Equatorial Guinea 18% 2000
=50 The Gambia 18% 2000
=50 Oman 18% 1998
=55 Honduras 17% 2001
=55 Haiti 17% 2000
=55 Bhutan 17% 1999
=55 Djibouti 17% 1996
=55 Thailand 17% 1995
=60 Iraq 16% 2000
=60 Lesotho 16% 2000
=62 Mongolia 13% 2000
=62 Botswana 13% 2000
=62 Guyana 13% 2000
=62 South Africa 13% 1999
=62 Zimbabwe 13% 1999
=62 United Arab Emirates 13% 1995
=68 Ecuador 12% 2000
=68 Suriname 12% 2000
=68 Turkmenistan 12% 2000
=68 Saudi Arabia 12% 1996
=72 El Salvador 11% 2003
=72 China 11% 2000
=72 Sao Tome and Principe 11% 2000
=72 Gabon 11% 2000
=72 Bahrain 11% 1995
=77 Morocco 10% 2004
=77 Albania 10% 2002
=77 Swaziland 10% 2000
=77 Iran 10% 1998
=81 Algeria 9% 2002
=81 Nicaragua 9% 2001
=81 Kyrgyzstan 9% 1997
=81 Kuwait 9% 1996
=85 Egypt 8% 2003
=85 Bolivia 8% 2003
=85 Uzbekistan 8% 2002
=85 Azerbaijan 8% 2001
=85 Panama 8% 1997
=90 Peru 7% 2000
=90 Colombia 7% 2000
=90 Mexico 7% 1999
=93 Paraguay 6% 2001
=93 Syria 6% 2000
=93 Republic of Macedonia 6% 1999
=93 Argentina 6% 1996
=97 Turkey 5% 2003
=97 Dominican Republic 5% 2002
=97 Jordan 5% 2002
=97 Trinidad and Tobago 5% 2000
=97 Kazakhstan 5% 1999
=97 Brazil 5% 1996
=97 Qatar 5% 1995
=97 Uruguay 5% 1995
=105 Palestine 4% 2002
=105 Cuba 4% 2000
=105 Venezuela 4% 2000
=105 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4% 2000
=105 Tunisia 4% 2000
=105 Costa Rica 4% 1996
=105 Libya 4% 1995
=112 Jamaica 3% 2002
=112 Romania 3% 2002
=112 Armenia 3% 2000
=112 Singapore 3% 2000
=112 Moldova 3% 1996
=112 Lebanon 3% 1996
=112 Russia 3% 1995
=119 Serbia and Montenegro 2% 2000
=119 Georgia 2% 1999
=121 United States 1% 2002
=121 Ukraine 1% 2002

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