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
Malnutrition: 2.5 Anually Malnourished Nigerian Children At Risk of Death
abusidiqu.com - 8/22/2016 5:17:03 PM
At the moment, over 13 million Nigerian Children ... loses 2,300 under five years olds and about 145 women of childbearing age each day, making the country the second highest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality in the world.
Children of a lesser God?
Bangalore Mirror - 8/23/2016 3:54:08 AM
Data on indicators of malnourishment in the state paint a dismal picture: more than a third of children under five years of age are stunted, and almost as many are underweight ... in the state are wasted. The World Health Organisation states that wasting ...
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 of five in developing countries are underweight ... and resources it has promised.” About UNICEF: For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on ...
As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists
New York Times - 3/11/2009 11:56:31 PM
Malnutrition makes children ... 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.
Countries With The Shortest Average Heights
worldatlas.com - 3/7/2016 11:56:43 PM
Bolivian adults are among among the shortest in the world ... averaging 4 feet, 11.5 inches tall when including both genders. The country is one of the poorest in South America, and one in three children under the age of five years are affected with ...
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 ...
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 ...
These 10 Countries Starving To Death Will Make You Think Twice About Wasting Food Again
www.scoopwhoop.com - 6/20/2015 10:15:14 AM
The hunger issues of a country ... children younger than 5 years old who are underweight, and the percentage of children dying before the age of 5. Countries with extremely alarming hunger issues have a GHI of over 30 and those between 20 to 30 come under ...
Huge numbers of stunted children, says UN report
CNN - 11/19/2009 7:50:45 AM
London, England (CNN) -- Almost 200 million children under the age of five ... world's stunting. More than 90 percent of the developing world's stunted children live in Africa and Asia. Although India is the country with the highest number of stunted ...
India 'shamed' by child malnutrition, says PM Singh
BBC - 1/10/2012 11:35:48 AM
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has branded malnutrition among children a "national shame", after a report said nearly half of children under five in the country were underweight ... 20% of children under five years of age suffer from wasting due ...
Malnutrition Kills Over 3 Million Toddlers a Year: UN
NDTV - 6/12/2014 11:06:53 PM
"Malnutrition is responsible for about half of all child deaths under five years of age, causing over ... Some 162 million children are left stunted by chronic malnutrition and 99 million children are underweight across the world, it added.
Pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria cause death of 6 million of world's poorest children
News-Medical - 7/23/2010 6:40:54 AM
"We now have in hand the latest country-specific estimates ... that "the most important causes of death of children younger than five years were infectious diseases, especially pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. " In publishing their conclusions, Black ...
One of the worst places in the world for children
IRIN - 5/7/2002 11:57:52 PM
Angola is one of the worst places in the world to be a child. One child in three dies before the age ... children's lives. Malaria is the greatest risk causing 50 percent of under-five deaths. Just over half of the children under five in Angola are ...
Nearly Half of World's Child Marriages Occur In India
Silicon India - 3/1/2012 4:08:47 AM
More than 40 percent of the world's child marriages still occur in India. More than 60 million women worldwide who are between 20 and 24 years ... percent of children under the age of five in urban India and 46 percent in rural India are underweight.
Sri Lanka: Widespread malnutrition among women and children
World Socialist Web Site - 6/9/2010 11:53:46 PM
Recently released surveys reveal that acute malnutrition is rife among Sri Lankan children and women, as a result of the country’s 30-year civil ... fever are widespread among children under the age of five throughout Sri Lanka. The prevalence of fever ...