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Health > Nutrition > Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age (stunting) is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. For children up to two years old height is measured by recumbent length. For older children height is measured by stature while standing. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 63.1% 2000
2 East Timor 55.7% 2002
3 Niger 54.8% 2006
4 Guatemala 54.3% 2002
5 Malawi 53.2% 2006
6 Madagascar 52.8% 2004
7 Rwanda 51.7% 2005
8 Ethiopia 50.7% 2005
9 Nepal 49.3% 2006
10 India 47.9% 2006
=11 Guinea-Bissau 47.7% 2006
=11 Bhutan 47.7% 1999
13 Laos 47.6% 2006
14 Mozambique 47% 2003
=15 Sierra Leone 46.9% 2005
=15 Comoros 46.9% 2000
=17 Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.8% 2007
=17 Zambia 45.8% 2007
19 Lesotho 45.2% 2005
20 Chad 44.8% 2004
21 Benin 44.7% 2006
22 Central African Republic 44.6% 2000
23 Burkina Faso 44.5% 2006
24 Tanzania 44.4% 2005
25 Papua New Guinea 43.9% 2005
26 Eritrea 43.7% 2002
27 Bangladesh 43.2% 2007
28 Nigeria 43% 2003
29 Somalia 42.1% 2006
30 Pakistan 41.5% 2001
31 Burma 40.6% 2003
=32 Indonesia 40.1% 2007
=32 Cote d'Ivoire 40.1% 2006
34 Cambodia 39.5% 2008
35 Liberia 39.4% 2007
36 Guinea 39.3% 2005
37 Uganda 38.7% 2006
38 Mali 38.5% 2006
39 Sudan 37.9% 2006
40 Cameroon 36.4% 2006
=41 Zimbabwe 35.8% 2006
=41 Kenya 35.8% 2003
=41 Vietnam 35.8% 2006
44 Sao Tome and Principe 35.2% 2000
45 Equatorial Guinea 35% 2004
46 Solomon Islands 33.7% 1989
47 Tajikistan 33.1% 2005
48 Bolivia 32.5% 2004
49 Maldives 31.9% 2001
50 Congo, Republic of the 31.2% 2005
51 Honduras 29.9% 2006
52 Peru 29.8% 2005
53 Haiti 29.7% 2006
54 Namibia 29.6% 2007
55 Swaziland 29.5% 2007
56 Botswana 29.1% 2000
57 Ecuador 29% 2004
58 Mauritania 28.9% 2007
59 Syria 28.6% 2006
60 Ghana 28.1% 2006
61 Philippines 27.9% 2008
62 Togo 27.8% 2006
63 The Gambia 27.6% 2006
=64 Mongolia 27.5% 2005
=64 Iraq 27.5% 2006
66 Djibouti 26.5% 2002
67 Gabon 26.3% 2001
68 El Salvador 24.6% 2003
69 Algeria 23.3% 2002
70 Morocco 23.1% 2004
71 Ukraine 22.9% 2000
72 Belize 22.2% 2006
73 China 21.8% 2002
74 Panama 21.5% 1997
75 Libya 21% 2007
76 Senegal 20.1% 2005
77 Uzbekistan 19.6% 2006
78 Nicaragua 18.8% 2005
79 Paraguay 18.3% 1990
=80 Armenia 18.2% 2005
=80 Guyana 18.2% 2007
82 Kyrgyzstan 18.1% 2006
83 Kazakhstan 17.5% 2006
84 Sri Lanka 17.3% 2007
85 Lebanon 16.5% 2004
86 Colombia 16.2% 2005
87 Thailand 15.7% 2006
88 Turkey 15.6% 2004
89 Mexico 15.5% 2006
90 Georgia 14.7% 2005
91 Suriname 14.5% 2000
92 Uruguay 13.9% 2004
93 Oman 12.9% 1999
94 Romania 12.8% 2002
95 Jordan 12% 2002
96 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.8% 2006
97 Moldova 11.3% 2005
98 Barbados 10.2% 1981
99 Dominican Republic 10.1% 2007
100 Saudi Arabia 9.3% 2005
101 Tunisia 9% 2006
102 Bulgaria 8.8% 2004
103 Serbia and Montenegro 8.1% 2006
104 Brazil 7.1% 2007
105 Trinidad and Tobago 5.3% 2000
106 Belarus 4.5% 2005
107 Singapore 4.4% 2000
108 United States 3.9% 2004
109 Jamaica 3.7% 2007
110 Hungary 3.3% 1988
111 Czech Republic 2.6% 2002
112 Chile 2% 2008
113 Netherlands 1.8% 1980
114 Germany 1.3% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Nutrition > Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organisation, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Nutrition/Malnutrition-prevalence/Height-for-age/%-of-children-under-5

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