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
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 ...
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 ...
viewsoftheworld.net - 7/19/2011 11:53:04 PM
The following map shows each grid cell resized according to the estimated total number of underweight children under the age of five living in that area ... This map is the picture of the hungry children in the world. The World Food Programme provides ...
Preventing child obesity ‘starts in the previous generation,’ say leading researchers
Food Navigator - 10/21/2016 12:02:30 PM
The professor urged governments to give adolescent health priority in national health strategies, plans, and budgets, referring to the commitment politicians had made in accordance with the World ... wasting in children under five years of age, and address ...
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
WHO - 9/11/2013 8:43:34 AM
Globally, the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age fell from 12.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013. In developing countries, the percentage of underweight children ... In 2010, the world met the United Nations Millennium Development ...
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.
India is booming – so why are nearly half of its children malnourished? (Part 1)
blogs.ei.columbia.edu - 3/23/2011 11:57:00 PM
About 30% of India’s children are born underweight, and by the age ... under-fives. The proportion of severely underweight children is nearly five times higher among children whose mothers who have no education than mothers who have 12 or more years ...
Iraq Sanctions Kill Children, U.N. Reports
New York Times - 11/30/1995 11:53:08 PM
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 30— As many as 576,000 Iraqi children may have died since the end of the Persian Gulf war because of economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council, according to two scientists who surveyed the country ... under 10 years of age ...
Child Malnutrition in India
slideshare.net - 12/26/2013 11:55:48 PM
Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Children Under Five Years by Age Source: NFHS-3 9. Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Children Under Five Years by Residence Source: NFHS-3 10. Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Children Under Five ...
The Silent Emergency
UNICEF - 9/13/2016 9:37:17 PM
About 183 million children weigh less than they should for their age. In one study, children who were severely underweight were found ... covering one half of children under five years old in the developing world. Countries with under five population ...
Helping India Combat Persistently High Rates of Malnutrition
The World Bank - 5/13/2013 12:47:17 PM
Although India has seen strong economic growth over the past 20 years, malnutrition in children under five years of age continues to be among the ... for improving nutritional outcomes. World Bank Support The World Bank’s $106 million Integrated Child ...
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Education is the Key Missing Link
www.brookings.edu - 7/29/2010 11:58:54 PM
Child malnutrition is a key dimension of world hunger and 137 million children under the age of 5 are still underweight globally. Educating women is an important tool for reducing child hunger, according to a cross-country ... the last 20 years in all ...
India is on course to miss most of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals by 2015
Quartz - 7/16/2014 11:59:37 PM
But the country is likely to fail when it comes to achieving the second target: extreme hunger. India is supposed to reduce the percentage of underweight children below 3 years of age ... deaths of children under the age of 5 in the world in 2012, with ...
The nutritional status of children in Bhutan: results from the 2008 National nutrition survey and trends over time
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 9/17/2016 11:55:42 PM
Bhutan's isolation from the rest of the world - until the establishment of the national airline in 1983 the country was almost ... stunting, and underweight for Bhutanese children less than 5 years of age by geographical region. While the prevalence ...
Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates pledge $100m to solve malnutrition in Nigeria
The Guardian - 1/20/2016 11:55:11 PM
About 44% of the country ... is 52 – five years fewer than the overall rate for sub-Saharan Africa – and mortality rates for infants and children under five are high. About 31% of Nigerian children under the age of five were deemed underweight ...