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, 2012See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
The essence of eating yam
Ghana News Agency - 10/22/2014 12:09:15 PM
According to the Food Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, (CSIR) per capita consumption of yam in Ghana is estimated at 42kg/annum making the country ... among children under five years. The proportion of underweight ...
1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide
CNN Money - 9/16/2014 11:26:03 AM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) One out of every nine people in the world does not have enough food ... In Malawi, half of all children under five years of age are significantly underweight. The situation is particularly acute in Yemen, where political and economic ...
Save the Children - 10/22/2014 8:27:21 AM
The world's youngest country, South Sudan gained indepence nearly three ... before the latest influx of refugees – found in young children under the age of five: Over one in four children are underweight Nearly one in three children are stunted (short ...
Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle
CNN - 9/28/2014 10:14:33 AM
"Five years ... city under central administration." That's why Wong has set his eyes on achieving universal suffrage. His group, which now has around 300 student members, has become one of the city's most vocal voices for democracy. And the kids are ...
Progress for Children Report - A Statistical Review December 2007
UNICEF - 10/19/2014 12:05:39 PM
If India is to reach the MDG Goal of 38 by 2015, the average annual rate of reduction in the next nine years has to ... in up to 50 per cent under-five deaths. About 25 per cent of children under age five in the world are underweight.
Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition
IRIN - 10/8/2014 4:29:15 PM
Around a dozen mothers watched over their sick children in the ward. Some 58,000 children under the age of five have suffered severe acute malnutrition in Cameroon’s Far North and North regions this year ... country has nearly twice the minimum World ...
PBS - 10/22/2014 4:16:49 AM
The average life expectancy is 60 years for men and 62 years for women. More than half of all children under the age ... sex workers in India reported that their main reason for not using condoms was that their customers objected. India has drafted a five ...
Angelina Jolie battled anorexia and self harm: Has $425M prenuptial contract
Examiner - 9/13/2014 9:49:24 AM
The anorexia rumors have dogged Jolie for years. While she has always been skinny, Jolie has gotten progressively thinner over the years, despite giving birth to three children ... cancer risk has dropped to under five percent. Jolie's mother, aunt ...
EDITORIAL: The Top 10 MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE Moments
Comic Book Movie - 9/26/2014 2:24:29 AM
Under the astute leadership of Kevin Feige and the creative wisdom of Joss Whedon, this vision has expanded through two very successful ‘Phases’ – the second of which will conclude next May with Whedon’s Avengers: Age ... to. Five years of hard ...
Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander builds his game on skill, hockey sense and lessons from his father
National Post - 9/18/2014 7:56:05 AM
Even though he was undersized and playing up an age level, he was dominant. “Oh God, I mean, I’m pretty sure he was top three in point production as an 11-year-old playing against 12-year-olds, against the best kids ... at the under-18 world ...
BEAUTY: THE KOREAN WAY
MIT News - 10/21/2014 12:31:55 PM
Your parents saved a lot of money,” said a close family friend when I was five years old ... society believes that beauty leads to attracting a better-looking partner, which leads to a better lifestyle and better-looking children. Oh, and of course ...
More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World
NPR News - 9/16/2014 5:09:39 PM
In 2013, 6.3 million children under the age of 5 died ... in parts of the world where children's lives are threatened by unsanitary water, disease and malnutrition. What do child mortality numbers tell us? In many ways, under-5 mortality is a lens of ...
World Polio Day - Saving a million lives
IBN Live - 10/24/2014 7:42:02 AM
New Delhi: India will today celebrate its first World Polio Day after it completed three consecutive years without any reported polio case. It is indeed a landmark success for a country ... of 17.2 crore children under the age of five years.
Malnourishment declined sharply among children in India: survey
The Hindu - 10/15/2014 12:43:12 AM
India has not had one for nearly ten years, Dr. Menon added. Even so, India still has the highest number of underweight children under five in the world and 70% of children are anaemic. The proportion of undernourished people in the overall population has ...
Emma Watson: 15.5 million women will marry as children in next 16 years
Politi Fact - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
Every year around the world, millions of girls under the age of 18 get married ... noted in a Sept 20 speech that if nothing is done, "15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children." As we began checking that statement, we quickly ...