Prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age (% of women ages 15-49)

Definition: Prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age refers to the combined prevalence of both non-pregnant with haemoglobin levels below 12 g/dL and pregnant women with haemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Description: The map below shows how Prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age (% of women ages 15-49) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Senegal, with a value of 57.50. The country with the lowest value in the world is United States, with a value of 11.90.

Source: Stevens GA et al. Global, regional, and national trends in hemoglobin concentration and prevalence of total and severe anemia in children and pregnant and non-pregnant women for 1995-2011: a systematic analysis of population-representative data. The Lancet Global Health 2013;1:e16-e25.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual