Myanmar - 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 28.50
2003 28.20
2009 22.10

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 31.70
2003 31.10
2009 23.00

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

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Myanmar was 22.60 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 38.70 in 1995, while its lowest value was 22.60 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
1985 34.10
1990 28.80
1991 32.80
1994 27.70
1995 38.70
1997 25.00
2000 30.10
2003 29.60
2009 22.60

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 39.50
2003 39.70
2009 33.40

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 42.10
2003 41.50
2009 36.70

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

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5) in Myanmar was 35.10 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 55.10 in 1985, while its lowest value was 35.10 in 2009.

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
1985 55.10
1991 46.00
1994 50.40
1997 47.60
2000 40.80
2003 40.60
2009 35.10

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition