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
Malnutrition: 2.5 Anually Malnourished Nigerian Children At Risk of Death
abusidiqu.com - 8/22/2016 5:17:03 PM
At the moment, over 13 million Nigerian Children ... loses 2,300 under five years olds and about 145 women of childbearing age each day, making the country the second highest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality in the world.
Children of a lesser God?
Bangalore Mirror - 8/23/2016 3:54:08 AM
Data on indicators of malnourishment in the state paint a dismal picture: more than a third of children under five years of age are stunted, and almost as many are underweight ... in the state are wasted. The World Health Organisation states that wasting ...
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 ...
The Silent Emergency
UNICEF - 8/9/2016 5:18:09 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nigeria: Tackling Low Life Expectancy in Nigeria
AllAfrica - 7/23/2016 10:50:17 AM
For instance, in Yemen, an average person will live for 65 years ... 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world.
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 ...
The street food so good it is waved through airport checks
BBC - 7/21/2016 11:31:26 PM
Buddha achieved enlightenment in Bihar, the state was home to ... half of children under the age of five in Bihar were stunted, a third were underweight and three quarters of households practised open defecation. Now comes the good news. A few years ...
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 ...
Food insecurity is a reality for millions of South Africans living in informal settlements
THE CONVERSATION - 10/12/2015 12:21:55 AM
Our research found that the levels of food security remains significantly high in the country ... underweight children and infants, with just over 24% recorded between 2010 and 2012. Its child mortality rate is also high. 41 children under the age of five ...
What is Obesity?
News-Medical - 8/20/2016 11:53:07 PM
Obesity ... according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight.
Children worst hit in poverty-stricken India
Rediff India Abroad - 8/8/2013 5:09:10 PM
India is home to one third of the world's poor ... one in three malnourished children worldwide are found in India. It also reveals other startling truths. While 42 per cent of children under five years of age are underweight, 58 per cent of children ...
India's hunger 'shame': 3,000 children die every day, despite economic growth
NBCNews World - 2/16/2012 6:48:33 AM
A government-supported survey last month said 42 percent of children under five are underweight - almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa - compared to 43 percent five years ago ... has also catapulted the country onto the world stage, boosting its ...