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
Opinion: The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven
Inter Press Service - 3/9/2015 5:18:03 PM
All but 14 million of the world’s hungry live in developing ... HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. One in seven children under five are underweight An estimated 99 million children under five years of age were underweight in 2012. This represents a fall of ...
5 Inspirational Health Trends That Are Happening Around The World
The Business Insider - 5/21/2014 4:44:57 PM
World Health Statistics 2014Years gained in life expectancy 1990–2012 2. Fewer children are dying In 1990, about 35,000 children under the age of five were dying every day. Over the last twenty years, childhood mortality has almost been cut in half.
Obama: We’ll Work on ‘Issue of Obesity’ in India (Where 30.7% of Children Under 5 Are Underweight)
CNS News - 1/28/2015 2:13:26 AM
That was a significant improvement for India, where 43.5 percent of the children under five had been underweight at the time of the last survey in 2005-2006. "India no longer ranks second-to-last in the world on ... under five year of age who “have ...
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 ...
Put children at heart of global agenda, UNICEF challenges Davos
UNICEF - 1/20/2015 6:40:37 AM
As leaders spanning all sectors gather in Davos, UNICEF is challenging the global ... of global poverty eradication. Half of the world’s extreme poor are children with nearly 570 million people under the age of 18 living below the international poverty ...
GHI targets chronic malnutrition in Guatemala
Global Post - 7/18/2011 11:22:38 AM
CAJOLA, Guatemala ... year. The strategy’s cornerstone is reducing one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, only Afghanistan and Yemen fare worse. Half of all Guatemalan children ...
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 highest in the world. Rates of malnutrition ... 60 million - are underweight, about 45% are stunted (too ...
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 ... "Not just in India, but in countries around the world, we know that ...
On the Liberating, Isolating Choice Not to Have a Baby
ELLE - 3/25/2015 11:54:15 PM
Like children who lacked the adorability to seduce you into not minding so much. "The world," Christian said darkly one of ... street.... When Nathan, my boyfriend of five years now, held Elsa for the first time, he wept—big sparklers caught in his ...
Malnutrition causes 45 per cent of deaths of under-five children: Report
The Hindu - 6/6/2013 6:59:41 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 ...
Lingering problem found in gut microbe communities of malnourished children
Washington University in Stlouis - 6/4/2014 4:49:49 PM
Severe acute malnutrition affects about 20 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization ... in a developing country like Bangladesh, where more than half a million children under 5 years of age suffer from severe acute ...
WHO issues guidance on emerging double threat of childhood obesity and undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries
WHO - 6/4/2013 11:55:32 PM
5 June 2013 | GENEVA/NEW YORK - Many low- and middle-income countries are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle undernutrition ... 100 million children under five years of age are underweight; 165 ...
Malnutrition kills over 3 million children annually
Middle East Online - 6/12/2014 3:28:45 PM
ROME - More than three million children under the age of five ... year," the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said. Some 162 million children are left stunted by chronic malnutrition and 99 million children are underweight across the world, it ...
AFGHANISTAN: Fifth least developed country in the world
IRIN - 11/17/2007 11:53:06 PM
In Afghanistan’s first-ever human development report, which was released in 2004, the country was ranked 173rd and was widely expected to improve its human development indicators. Afghans live almost nine years ... children under five are underweight ...
Bloomberg’s Obesity Claim
Fact Check - 3/29/2013 5:44:02 PM
He would be correct to say that this shift has occurred sometime in about the last 20 years. Obesity has become more of an issue around the world at the same time that progress has been made in fighting childhood underweight ... kids under the age of 5 ...