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Health > Nutrition > Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Prevalence of overweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Ukraine 26.5% 2000
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 25.6% 2006
3 Libya 22.4% 2007
4 Comoros 21.5% 2000
5 Georgia 21% 2005
6 Serbia and Montenegro 19.3% 2006
7 Syria 18.7% 2006
8 Guinea-Bissau 17% 2006
9 Lebanon 16.7% 2004
10 Iraq 15% 2006
11 Kazakhstan 14.8% 2006
12 Algeria 14.7% 2002
13 Mongolia 14.2% 2005
14 Belize 13.7% 2006
15 Bulgaria 13.6% 2004
16 Morocco 13.3% 2004
17 Uzbekistan 12.8% 2006
18 Armenia 11.7% 2005
=19 Swaziland 11.4% 2007
=19 Benin 11.4% 2006
21 Malawi 11.3% 2006
22 Indonesia 11.2% 2007
23 Central African Republic 10.8% 2000
24 Kyrgyzstan 10.7% 2006
25 Botswana 10.4% 2000
26 Belarus 9.7% 2005
27 Cameroon 9.6% 2006
28 Chile 9.5% 2008
29 Uruguay 9.4% 2004
=30 Sao Tome and Principe 9.2% 2000
=30 Bolivia 9.2% 2004
=30 China 9.2% 2002
=33 Turkey 9.1% 2004
=33 Moldova 9.1% 2005
=33 Zimbabwe 9.1% 2006
=33 Peru 9.1% 2005
37 Cote d'Ivoire 9% 2006
38 Tunisia 8.8% 2006
39 Congo, Republic of the 8.5% 2005
=40 Djibouti 8.4% 2002
=40 Zambia 8.4% 2007
=42 Dominican Republic 8.3% 2007
=42 Equatorial Guinea 8.3% 2004
=42 Romania 8.3% 2002
=45 Thailand 8% 2006
=45 United States 8% 2004
47 Burkina Faso 7.7% 2006
48 Mexico 7.6% 2006
49 Jamaica 7.5% 2004
50 Brazil 7.3% 2007
=51 Lesotho 6.8% 2005
=51 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.8% 2007
=51 Guyana 6.8% 2007
=54 Tajikistan 6.7% 2005
=54 Rwanda 6.7% 2005
=56 Paraguay 6.3% 1990
=56 Mozambique 6.3% 2003
=58 Madagascar 6.2% 2004
=58 Panama 6.2% 1997
=58 Nigeria 6.2% 2003
61 Saudi Arabia 6.1% 2005
62 Sierra Leone 5.9% 2005
=63 El Salvador 5.8% 2003
=63 Kenya 5.8% 2003
=63 Honduras 5.8% 2006
=66 East Timor 5.7% 2002
=66 Barbados 5.7% 1981
=68 Guatemala 5.6% 2002
=68 Gabon 5.6% 2001
70 Sudan 5.3% 2006
71 Nicaragua 5.2% 2005
=72 Ethiopia 5.1% 2005
=72 Guinea 5.1% 2005
=72 Ecuador 5.1% 2004
=75 Tanzania 4.9% 2005
=75 Trinidad and Tobago 4.9% 2000
=75 Uganda 4.9% 2006
78 Pakistan 4.8% 2001
=79 Jordan 4.7% 2002
=79 Somalia 4.7% 2006
=79 Togo 4.7% 2006
=79 Mali 4.7% 2006
83 Namibia 4.6% 2007
=84 Czech Republic 4.4% 2002
=84 Chad 4.4% 2004
=86 Liberia 4.2% 2007
=86 Colombia 4.2% 2005
=88 Maldives 3.9% 2001
=88 Haiti 3.9% 2006
=88 Bhutan 3.9% 1999
=91 Niger 3.5% 2006
=91 Germany 3.5% 2006
93 Papua New Guinea 3.4% 2005
94 Hungary 3% 1988
95 Suriname 2.9% 2000
96 The Gambia 2.7% 2006
=97 Ghana 2.6% 2006
=97 Singapore 2.6% 2000
99 Vietnam 2.5% 2000
=100 Senegal 2.4% 2005
=100 Burma 2.4% 2003
=102 Netherlands 2.3% 1980
=102 Mauritania 2.3% 2007
=104 Philippines 2% 2008
=104 Cambodia 2% 2008
=106 India 1.9% 2006
=106 Solomon Islands 1.9% 1989
=108 Oman 1.6% 1999
=108 Eritrea 1.6% 2002
=108 Sri Lanka 1.6% 2007
111 Burundi 1.4% 2000
112 Laos 1.3% 2006
113 Bangladesh 1.1% 2007
114 Nepal 0.6% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Nutrition > Prevalence of overweight > % 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/Prevalence-of-overweight/%-of-children-under-5

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