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Health > Malnutrition > Stunted children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Stunted children under the age of 5 years as a percentage of all children under the age of 5. Stunted children are too small for their age (by two standard deviations or more from the median height of the reference population at their age). Stunting is frequently associated with malnutrition.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 63.1% 2000
=2 Afghanistan 59.3% 2004
=2 Yemen 59.3% 1997
4 East Timor 55.7% 2002
5 Niger 54.8% 2006
6 Guatemala 54.3% 2002
7 Madagascar 52.8% 2004
=8 Malawi 52.5% 2005
=8 Zambia 52.5% 2002
10 Rwanda 51.7% 2005
11 Angola 50.8% 2001
12 Ethiopia 50.7% 2005
13 Papua New Guinea 50.2% 1983
14 Nepal 49.3% 2006
15 Laos 48.2% 2000
16 India 47.9% 2006
=17 Guinea-Bissau 47.7% 2006
=17 Bhutan 47.7% 1999
19 Sudan 47.6% 2000
=20 Bangladesh 47% 2006
=20 Mozambique 47% 2003
=22 Sierra Leone 46.9% 2005
=22 Comoros 46.9% 2000
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.8% 2007
25 Lesotho 45.2% 2005
26 Chad 44.8% 2004
=27 Benin 44.7% 2006
=27 North Korea 44.7% 2002
29 Central African Republic 44.6% 2000
30 Tanzania 44.4% 2005
=31 Cambodia 43.7% 2006
=31 Eritrea 43.7% 2002
33 Burkina Faso 43.1% 2003
34 Nigeria 43% 2003
35 Somalia 42.1% 2006
36 Pakistan 41.5% 2001
37 Burma 40.6% 2003
38 Mauritania 39.5% 2001
39 Liberia 39.4% 2007
40 Guinea 39.3% 2005
41 Uganda 38.7% 2006
42 Mali 38.5% 2006
=43 Zimbabwe 35.8% 2006
=43 Kenya 35.8% 2003
=43 Vietnam 35.8% 2006
46 Cameroon 35.4% 2004
47 Sao Tome and Principe 35.2% 2000
48 Equatorial Guinea 35% 2004
49 Philippines 33.8% 2003
50 Solomon Islands 33.7% 1989
51 Tajikistan 33.1% 2005
52 Bolivia 32.5% 2004
53 Maldives 31.9% 2001
54 Peru 31.3% 2000
55 Honduras 29.9% 2006
56 Haiti 29.7% 2006
57 Namibia 29.6% 2007
58 Swaziland 29.5% 2007
59 Botswana 29.1% 2000
60 Ecuador 29% 2004
=61 Indonesia 28.6% 2004
=61 Syria 28.6% 2006
63 Ghana 28.1% 2006
64 Togo 27.8% 2006
65 Gambia 27.6% 2006
=66 Mongolia 27.5% 2005
=66 Iraq 27.5% 2006
68 Albania 27% 2005
69 Gabon 26.3% 2001
70 Nicaragua 25.2% 2001
71 El Salvador 24.6% 2003
72 Azerbaijan 24.1% 2000
73 Egypt 23.8% 2005
74 Morocco 23.1% 2004
75 Ukraine 22.9% 2000
76 Belize 22.2% 2006
77 China 21.8% 2002
78 Algeria 21.6% 2002
79 Panama 21.5% 1997
80 Libya 20.7% 1995
81 Tunisia 20.3% 1988
82 Senegal 20.1% 2005
83 Uzbekistan 19.6% 2006
84 Sri Lanka 18.4% 2000
85 Paraguay 18.3% 1990
86 Armenia 18.2% 2005
87 Kyrgyzstan 18.1% 2006
88 Kazakhstan 17.5% 2006
89 Colombia 16.2% 2005
90 Thailand 15.7% 2006
91 Turkey 15.6% 2004
92 Mexico 15.5% 2006
93 Suriname 14.5% 2000
94 Uruguay 13.9% 2004
95 Guyana 13.8% 2000
96 Oman 12.9% 1999
97 Romania 12.8% 2002
98 Jordan 12% 2002
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.8% 2006
100 Dominican Republic 11.7% 2002
101 Republic of Macedonia 11.5% 2005
102 Moldova 11.3% 2005
103 Barbados 10.2% 1981
104 Bulgaria 8.8% 2004
105 Argentina 8.2% 2005
106 Serbia 8.1% 2006
107 Montenegro 7.9% 2006
108 Brazil 7.1% 2007
109 Trinidad and Tobago 5.3% 2000
=110 Jamaica 4.5% 2004
=110 Belarus 4.5% 2005
112 Singapore 4.4% 2000
113 United States 3.9% 2004
114 Hungary 3.3% 1988
115 Czech Republic 2.6% 2002
116 Chile 2.1% 2007
117 Netherlands 1.8% 1980

Citation

"All countries compared for Health > Malnutrition > Stunted children under 5", World Health Organization. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Malnutrition/Stunted-children-under-5

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Interesting observations about Health > Malnutrition > Stunted children under 5

  • Guatemala has ranked in the top 2 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1987.
  • Madagascar has ranked in the top 2 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1992.
  • Nepal has ranked in the top 2 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1998.
  • India has ranked in the top 3 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1999.
  • Nigeria has ranked in the top 4 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1990.
  • Solomon Islands has ranked in the top 4 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1970.
  • Ethiopia has ranked in the top 3 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 2000.
  • Angola has ranked in the top 3 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1996.
  • Malawi has ranked in the top 4 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1992.
  • Bangladesh has ranked in the top 5 for malnutrition > stunted children under 5 since 1991.
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