Nigeria - 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
1990 33.30
1999 23.90
2003 25.40
2007 24.20
2008 24.80

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
1990 37.00
1999 27.50
2003 29.10
2007 27.20
2008 28.60

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

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 26.70 as of 2008. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 35.10 in 1993, while its lowest value was 25.70 in 2007.

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
1990 35.10
1993 35.10
1999 27.30
2003 27.20
2007 25.70
2008 26.70

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
1990 49.20
1999 50.50
2003 40.00
2007 41.20
2008 38.80

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
1990 52.00
1999 55.70
2003 45.90
2007 44.30
2008 43.10

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

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 41.00 as of 2008. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 50.50 in 1990, while its lowest value was 39.70 in 1999.

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
1990 50.50
1993 43.80
1999 39.70
2003 43.00
2007 42.80
2008 41.00

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition