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
Audrey Hepburn's spirit still heals the world's children
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 12/22/2003 11:54:55 PM
While Audrey Hepburn won her first Academy Award for Roman Holiday at age 24 and starred in such screen classics as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Funny Face and Sabrina, her most important roles were as a mother and a tireless advocate for the world's ...
A Quarter of the World’s Children Seriously Underweight
UNICEF - 5/1/2006 11:57:27 PM
NEW YORK, 2 May 2006 - More than one quarter of all children under the age ... world is still far off track. Despite progress in some countries, developing-world averages for underweight children have dropped just five percentage points in the last 15 years.
Nigeria: Country Rated the World's Worst Country for Child Survival
AllAfrica - 7/21/2008 11:53:40 PM
Why are children still dying as a result of childhood preventable diseases in a country ... of the World Children's report and State of African Children's report with 54 pages also show that more than one million children under -five years of age die ...
22% of mothers under 18: Unicef report
India Times - 2/29/2012 8:59:17 PM
Latest data in the "State of the World's Children report 2012 ... have a comprehensive knowledge of HIV. Almost 33% of children under five years in urban India and 46% in rural India are underweight. Around two in four people in urban India ...
India home to a quarter of the world’s hungry: Global Hunger Index report
India Times - 10/15/2013 4:07:01 AM
... children declined from 43.5% to about 40% and under-five mortality declined from 7.5% to about 6%. All this put together means that the hunger index for India declined from 24 to 21 between 2003-07 and 2008-12. The proportion of underweight ...
Childhood Stunting Stags Public Health Progress in Tanzania
The Huffington Post - 12/10/2013 2:49:16 PM
Yasin Issa thinks he is too small for his age. The 13-year-old boy stands less than four feet tall. He wears a thick brown canvas jacket around his petite body and plays with his friends on one of the many hilltops in his neighborhood nestled on ...
165 Million Children 'Stunted': UN Report
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2013 4:55:14 PM
DUBLIN — The United Nations Children's Fund says more than a quarter of children under the age of 5 ... the world most needed attention, Lake said he could offer only "a sad litany of how many spots there are." But he said in every country ...
Children worst hit in poverty-stricken India
Rediff - 8/8/2013 11:39:53 AM
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 child malnutrition puzzle
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 4/28/2011 11:57:15 PM
India is home to about a third of the world's underweight and stunted children under the age of 5. A child under 5 is almost twice ... severe underweight and stunting of children in the country. Poverty is one obvious underlying cause.
India's hunger 'shame': 3,000 children die every day, despite economic growth
NBCNews.com - 2/16/2012 9:47:30 AM
A government-supported survey last month said 42 percent of children under five are underweight ... Mostly living on less than $2 a day, these families can hardly afford anything beyond wheat chapatis that are devoid of much-needed protein and other ...
India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor?
New York Times - 8/7/2010 11:55:23 PM
and the country has had one of the world’s fastest-growing economies during the past decade. But its poverty and hunger indexes remain dismal, with roughly 42 percent of all Indian children under the age of 5 being underweight. The food system ...
Malnutrition causes 45 per cent of deaths of under-five children: Report
The Hindu - 6/6/2013 5:40:56 PM
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly 45 per cent of deaths in children under-five, according to ... and 100 million children were underweight. Over 90 per cent of these were in Asia or Africa, with Africa the only major world region where the number ...
Child, maternal health conditions poor in India: UNICEF report
Indian Express - 2/26/2011 10:46:26 PM
With 24.3 crore people in the country in this age group, India is home to the largest number of adolescents in the world ... five, with 48 per cent of Indian children being underweight, says the report. Twenty per cent of children under the age of five ...