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
‘How I Saved My Kids From ISIS’
Daily Beast - 4/26/2015 12:00:26 AM
Sixteen-year-old Abdullah, her eldest son, sits perched on a small step. He has the skinny ... world it’s only unrest. Once al Qaeda leaves, daesh comes in. Once one country settles, a war comes in another country. This is not what I want for my children.”
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 ...
Health care for small companies: A conversation with the head of a private insurance exchange
Orange County Register - 4/24/2015 1:14:23 AM
Under ... five kids insurance. They can each change every year if they want. Every year, they get a new choice. Q. In terms of health plan selection, what trends are you seeing for small businesses and individuals? A. We are seeing people are going towards ...
As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists
New York Times - 3/11/2009 11:56:31 PM
In India ... in recent years, including Maharashtra and Gujarat. Here in the capital, which has the highest per-capita income in the country, 42.2 percent of children under 5 are stunted, or too short for their age, and 26 percent are underweight.
165 Million Children 'Stunted': UN Report
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2013 12:56:01 AM
You can fix being underweight ... levels of stunted children were concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. More than half of those under age 5 in Timor-Leste, Burundi, Niger and Madagascar suffered from stunting. The country with the largest ...
India's hunger 'shame': 3,000 children die every day, despite economic growth
NBCNews World - 2/16/2012 6:48:33 AM
Almost as shocking as India's high prevalence of child malnutrition is the country's failure ... said 42 percent of children under five are underweight - almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa - compared to 43 percent five years ago.
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 ...
Global hunger index: see how the world compares
theguardian.com - 10/10/2010 11:58:13 PM
According to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published by the International ... the proportion of people who are undernourished, the proportion of children under five who are underweight, and the child mortality rate. The biggest contributor to the ...
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
WHO - 9/11/2013 8:43:34 AM
The United Nations Millennium Development ... % of all deaths among children under 5 years of age. The proportion of underweight children in developing countries has declined from 25% to 15% between 1990 and 2012. This rate of progress is close to the ...
Child stunting drops sharply in India, show data
The Hindu - 11/14/2014 12:07:38 AM
India has dramatically reduced not only the number of underweight children but also the numbers of stunted and wasted children, reveal details of the yet-to-be-released official nutrition data. The proportion of stunted children under the age of five has ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gender inequality and the Asian enigma of malnutrition
Live Mint - 3/3/2015 10:15:40 AM
With nearly one in three children in the country under-nourished ... Coffey estimates that 42.2% of Indian women are underweight when they begin pregnancy compared with 16.5% of African women. “In both regions, women gain little weight during pregnancy ...
Save the Children - 4/25/2015 12:23:06 AM
The world's youngest country, South Sudan gained independence more than ... before the latest influx of refugees – found in young children under the age of five: Over one in four children are underweight Nearly one in three children are stunted (short ...
Abused, beaten horses have a safe home in north Alabama
Al.com - 4/26/2015 7:52:53 AM
For more than 20 years, Twin Lakes Stable in Lawrence County has boarded American Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies that have won world ... experiences under her care. "You just have to take what they do lightly because they are like kids.