Nigeria - Malnutrition prevalence

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, female (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, female (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 18.30 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 33.30 in 1990, while its lowest value was 18.30 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of underweight children 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1990 33.30
2003 25.40
2007 24.20
2008 24.80
2011 24.10
2013 29.00
2014 18.30

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 21.30 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 37.00 in 1990, while its lowest value was 21.30 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of underweight children 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1990 37.00
2003 29.10
2007 27.20
2008 28.60
2011 24.60
2013 32.90
2014 21.30

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 19.80 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 35.10 in 1993, while its lowest value was 19.80 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of underweight children 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries. Adjusted, comparable data are available at http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/en. Aggregation is based on UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank harmonized dataset (adjusted, comparable data) and methodology.

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Year Value
1990 35.10
1993 35.10
1999 27.30
2003 27.20
2007 25.70
2008 26.70
2011 24.40
2013 31.00
2014 19.80

Prevalence of stunting, height for age, female (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of stunting, height for age, female (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 30.80 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 49.20 in 1990, while its lowest value was 30.80 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1990 49.20
2003 40.00
2007 41.20
2008 38.80
2011 35.00
2013 34.80
2014 30.80

Prevalence of stunting, height for age, male (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of stunting, height for age, male (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 34.90 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 52.00 in 1990, while its lowest value was 34.90 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1990 52.00
2003 45.90
2007 44.30
2008 43.10
2011 37.00
2013 38.00
2014 34.90

Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 32.90 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 50.50 in 1990, while its lowest value was 32.90 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries. Adjusted, comparable data are available at http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/en. Aggregation is based on UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank harmonized dataset (adjusted, comparable data) and methodology.

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Year Value
1990 50.50
1993 43.80
1999 39.70
2003 43.00
2007 42.80
2008 41.00
2011 36.00
2013 36.40
2014 32.90

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition