Pakistan - 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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1991 37.60
1994 36.50
2001 31.00
2011 30.40
2012 29.10

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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1991 40.30
1994 34.20
2001 31.60
2011 31.40
2012 34.10

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

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Pakistan was 31.60 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 35 years was 48.30 in 1977, while its lowest value was 30.90 in 2011.

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. 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
1977 48.30
1986 44.40
1991 39.00
1994 35.30
1995 34.20
2001 31.30
2011 30.90
2012 31.60

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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1991 52.10
1994 42.10
2001 40.80
2011 42.00
2012 41.70

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. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
1991 56.70
1994 43.20
2001 42.20
2011 43.80
2012 48.40

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

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5) in Pakistan was 45.00 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 35 years was 70.50 in 1977, while its lowest value was 41.50 in 2001.

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. 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
1977 70.50
1986 62.50
1991 54.50
1994 42.70
2001 41.50
2011 43.00
2012 45.00

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition