Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
Madagascar - Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5)
knoema.com - 1/10/2017 9:22:01 AM
Differences in growth to age 5 are influenced more by nutrition ... Series - 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 ...
Children under age five who are underweight, by region 2012 & 2015
www.statista.com - 12/19/2016 2:24:18 AM
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Two fifths of Indian children under five are underweight, survey finds
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2012 11:54:18 PM
"Despite impressive growth in our GDP, the level of under-nutrition in the country is unacceptably high. We have also not succeeded in reducing this rate fast enough," the 79-year ... for their age. A total of 58 per cent of children under five surveyed ...
The Economic Burden of Malnutrition in Pregnant Women and Children under 5 Years of Age in Cambodia
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 5/14/2013 11:58:58 PM
Maternal malnutrition and suboptimal breastfeeding along with child underweight, wasting, zinc, and vitamin A deficiencies bring a higher risk of death to children less than 5 years of age ... by Cause, by Country, 2000–2010. World Health Organization ...
viewsoftheworld.net - 7/19/2011 11:53:04 PM
One out of four children in developing countries are underweight ... hungry children in the world. The World Food Programme provides these facts about undernourished children: Undernutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each ...
World Nutrition Week | India's dual problem: Under-weight children, over-weight adults
Daily News and Analysis - 9/3/2016 2:29:30 AM
According to the latest available NFHS-4 data 37% of children under the ... below the age of six have been categorised as severely underweight in Maharashtra alone in 2015-16. It is a 5.8% rise when compared to data from the previous years.
UNICEF: 22% of Children under Five in South-west Suffer Stunted Growth
This Day Live - 8/31/2016 11:04:17 PM
Quoting a 2013 survey, Njoku said studies had shown that malnutrition was prevalent among children of the rich people of the South-west under the age of five ... two years ago. She said the national percentage of underweight children in the country ...
World Bank to name and shame countries that fail to prevent stunting in children
The Guardian - 9/30/2016 1:53:19 PM
They went from 28% in the mid-2000s to 14% in seven years,” he said. “We’re going to say to every country in the world ... million children under five in 2012. These are children whose height is considerably below the average for their age.
What is malnutrition?
WHO - 7/7/2016 11:55:12 PM
Malnutrition affects people in every country. Around 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, while 462 million are underweight. An estimated 41 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight ... age around the world affected by anaemia ...
Determinants of Undernutrition in Children Under 2 years of Age From Rural Bangladesh
indianpediatrics.net - 1/28/2014 11:59:37 PM
Weaning, complementary feeding were found to be related with under-two underweight ... 2007;39:161-73. 5. Wamani H, Astrom AN, Peterson S, Tumwine JK, Tylleskär T. Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural ...
Malnutrition among children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): does geographic location matter?
bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com - 4/25/2010 11:57:02 PM
Specifically, nutritional status of children under the age of 5 indicated deterioration in terms of acute malnutrition (stunting, wasting and underweight ... the country, repeated looting of crops by armed groups and general insecurity over many years ...
The Cost of Hunger in Ghana: Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition on Ghana’s Long-Term Development
ReliefWeb - 8/2/2016 11:53:00 PM
Over the past two decades, Ghana has made some progress in improving the nutritional status of children, particularly those under 5 years of age, recording a substantial reduction in the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among these children.
Risk Factors for Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children under the Age of Five Year in Sukkur
connection.ebscohost.com - 9/22/2005 11:54:41 PM
Objectives: To determine the risk factors for severe acute malnutrition in children under the age of five year ... Data includes the number of children under five years old who are underweight, a majority of whom... Antioxidants for children with kwashiorkor.
Under nutrition among children drops
Kuensel Online - 2/4/2016 11:58:52 PM
Health: About 21 percent of the Bhutanese children below five years ... fourth year of life were also stunted. Child wasting declined after three years of age and the proportion of children underweight only increased slightly with age. Under nutrition ...
7L kids under five malnourished in Chhattisgarh
Times of India - 7/26/2014 5:25:23 AM
The mortality rate due to diarrhoea among children (0-5 years) in the state is 6 per 1,000 children. According to World ... are underweight. Nationally the NFHS figures show 48% are stunted (too short for their age), indicating that half of the country's ...