Prevalence of anemia among non-pregnant women (% of women ages 15-49)

Definition: Prevalence of anemia, non-pregnant women, is the percentage of non-pregnant women whose hemoglobin level is less than 120 grams per liter at sea level.

Description: The map below shows how Prevalence of anemia among non-pregnant women (% 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 56.80. The country with the lowest value in the world is United States, with a value of 11.70.

Source: 1. WHO. Global anemia prevalence and trends 1995-2011. Geneva: World Health Organization; forthcoming. 2. Stevens GA, Finucane MM, De-Regil LM, 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(1): e16-e25.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual