Lesotho - Malnutrition prevalence

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age, female (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.

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Year Value
2000 12.60
2004 15.90
2009 11.10

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age, male (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.

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Year Value
2000 17.40
2004 17.30
2009 16.00

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5)

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Lesotho was 13.50 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 33 years was 18.90 in 1993, while its lowest value was 13.50 in 2009.

Definition: Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Aggregation is based on UNICEF/WHO Joint Global Malnutrition Analysis Date Set 2011, and additional analysis by UNICEF.

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Year Value
1976 15.20
1992 13.80
1993 18.90
2000 15.00
2004 16.60
2009 13.50

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, female (% of children under 5)

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.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.

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Year Value
2000 51.20
2004 42.40
2009 35.00

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age, male (% of children under 5)

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.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.

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Year Value
2000 54.80
2004 48.00
2009 43.10

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5)

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5) in Lesotho was 39.00 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 33 years was 53.00 in 2000, while its lowest value was 37.50 in 1993.

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.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.

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Year Value
1976 47.40
1992 39.20
1993 37.50
2000 53.00
2004 45.20
2009 39.00

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition