Dominican Republic - Prevalence of overweight
Prevalence of overweight (% of children under 5)
Prevalence of overweight (% of children under 5) in Dominican Republic was 8.30 as of 2007. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 8.60 in 2002, while its lowest value was 3.90 in 1986.
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.
Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.
Topic: Health Indicators