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
Little success in nutrition
The Daily Star - 12/10/2016 9:33:08 PM
Though legal age of marriage is 18 for women in Bangladesh, with 30 percent girls being married at 15 or below, the country has the highest rate of child marriages outside sub-Saharan African nations. "Early marriages, underweight babies -- this is a ...
World Bank to name and shame countries that fail to prevent stunting in children
The Guardian - 9/30/2016 9:57:05 AM
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
UNICEF: 22% of Children Under Five in South West Suffer Stunted Growth
This Day Live - 8/29/2016 2:02:38 PM
“Nigeria has the highest number of stunted children under age five in sub-Saharan Africa and second highest in the world with 37% of all children stunted, 18% wasting and 29% underweight.” Mrs. Ada Ezeogu, the UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, lamented that ...
Nigeria: Unicef - 400,000 Children Under-Five Threatened By Severe Malnutrition
AllAfrica - 9/30/2016 2:57:44 PM
"An estimated 400,000 children ... year olds and 145 women of childbearing age, accounting for the country being second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. "The percentage rate of stunting, wasting and ...
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 ...
Hunger and Undernourishment
ourworldindata.org - 9/30/2013 11:58:46 PM
Undernourishment is ‘a state, lasting for at least one year, of inability to acquire ... The original data source given by the FAO is the World Bank series on Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5). It is online here.
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 ...
Bloomberg’s Obesity Claim
Fact Check - 3/29/2013 5:44:02 PM
This year ... child hunger issues use much higher statistics than 860,000 underweight deaths, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s 2010 figure. UNICEF’s child mortality report, for instance, says that 7.6 million kids under the age of 5 ...
FACTBOX-Obesity, a global killer, on the rise in developing world
news.trust.org - 10/9/2016 5:57:21 AM
3.4 million people die each year due ... Most of the world's population lives in countries where problems of being overweight or obese kill more people than problems associated with being underweight. - 41 million children under the age of 5 were ...
Young Child Survival and Development
UNICEF - 10/28/2016 10:06:50 AM
With almost one in every three children under five stunted (some 2.3 million ), Egypt is one of the 20 countries in the world with the highest ... Evidence shows that proper nutrition during pregnancy and the first two years of a child gives him/her ...
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 ...
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 ...