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
Cote d'Ivoire - Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, female (% of children under 5)
knoema.com - 2/4/2017 7:12:09 AM
Series - Long-definition: Prevalence of underweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for ... Series - Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted ...
Children under age five who are underweight, by region 2012 & 2015
www.statista.com - 12/19/2016 2:24:18 AM
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Two fifths of Indian children under five are underweight, survey finds
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2012 11:54:18 PM
"Despite impressive growth in our GDP, the level of under-nutrition in the country is unacceptably high. We have also not succeeded in reducing this rate fast enough," the 79-year ... for their age. A total of 58 per cent of children under five surveyed ...
As Venezuela's economic crisis deepens, sisters struggle to bring food to the malnourished
globalsistersreport.org - 2/16/2017 9:13:56 AM
The country, which relies on oil for 96 percent of its export income, has long lived through boom-and-bust cycles according to the price of oil. But many consider the current economic downturn, now in its fourth year ... children under 5, a crucial age ...
Predictors of the risk of malnutrition among children under the age of 5 years in Somalia
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 5/14/2013 11:58:58 PM
Three separate Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal regression models were used to analyse the predictors of stunting, wasting and MUAC among children under the age of 5 years ... as a country with some of the worst indicators of health in the world ...
Malnutrition among children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): does geographic location matter?
bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com - 4/25/2010 11:57:02 PM
Specifically, nutritional status of children under the age of 5 indicated deterioration in terms of acute malnutrition (stunting, wasting and underweight ... the country, repeated looting of crops by armed groups and general insecurity over many years ...
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 ...
World Nutrition Week | India's dual problem: Under-weight children, over-weight adults
Daily News and Analysis - 9/3/2016 2:29:30 AM
According to the latest available NFHS-4 data 37% of children under the ... below the age of six have been categorised as severely underweight in Maharashtra alone in 2015-16. It is a 5.8% rise when compared to data from the previous years.
World Bank to name and shame countries that fail to prevent stunting in children
The Guardian - 9/30/2016 1:53:19 PM
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.
UNICEF: 22% of Children under Five in South-west Suffer Stunted Growth
This Day Live - 8/31/2016 11:04:17 PM
Quoting a 2013 survey, Njoku said studies had shown that malnutrition was prevalent among children of the rich people of the South-west under the age of five ... two years ago. She said the national percentage of underweight children in the country ...
Determinants of Undernutrition in Children Under 2 years of Age From Rural Bangladesh
indianpediatrics.net - 1/28/2014 11:59:37 PM
Weaning, complementary feeding were found to be related with under-two underweight ... 2007;39:161-73. 5. Wamani H, Astrom AN, Peterson S, Tumwine JK, Tylleskär T. Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural ...
World loses 6 mn under-five children every year: UNICEF
Zee News - 6/23/2015 10:43:18 PM
These figures come despite the headway made since MDGs implementation, as under-five mortality has dropped by over half, underweight ... are 18 years or under, while the poorest children are not only almost twice as likely to die before age five than ...
Risk Factors for Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children under the Age of Five Year in Sukkur
connection.ebscohost.com - 9/22/2005 11:54:41 PM
Objectives: To determine the risk factors for severe acute malnutrition in children under the age of five year ... Data includes the number of children under five years old who are underweight, a majority of whom... Antioxidants for children with kwashiorkor.
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 ...
400,000 children under-five threatened by severe malnutrition in N’East – UNICEF
www.today.ng - 9/30/2016 2:00:28 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 ...