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
viewsoftheworld.net - 7/19/2011 11:53:04 PM
(quoted from the World Food Programme) Malnutrition has a considerable impact especially on children. Where they don’t die of hunger, the effects on their health are fatal. Deficiencies in the first two years ... underweight children under the age of ...
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
WHO - 9/11/2013 8:43:34 AM
Globally, the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age fell from 12.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013. In developing countries, the percentage of underweight children ... In 2010, the world met the United Nations Millennium Development ...
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.
Preventing child obesity ‘starts in the previous generation,’ say leading researchers
Food Navigator - 10/21/2016 12:02:30 PM
The professor urged governments to give adolescent health priority in national health strategies, plans, and budgets, referring to the commitment politicians had made in accordance with the World ... wasting in children under five years of age, and address ...
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 ...
Child Malnutrition in India
slideshare.net - 12/26/2013 11:55:48 PM
Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Children Under Five Years by Age Source: NFHS-3 9. Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Children Under Five Years by Residence Source: NFHS-3 10. Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight Among Children Under Five ...
The Silent Emergency
UNICEF - 9/13/2016 9:37:17 PM
About 183 million children weigh less than they should for their age. In one study, children who were severely underweight were found ... covering one half of children under five years old in the developing world. Countries with under five population ...
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 ...
What is Obesity?
News-Medical - 10/13/2016 11:53:30 PM
Obesity ... according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight.
Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates pledge $100m to solve malnutrition in Nigeria
The Guardian - 1/20/2016 11:55:11 PM
About 44% of the country ... is 52 – five years fewer than the overall rate for sub-Saharan Africa – and mortality rates for infants and children under five are high. About 31% of Nigerian children under the age of five were deemed underweight ...
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 ...
Food insecurity is a reality for millions of South Africans living in informal settlements
THE CONVERSATION - 10/12/2015 12:21:55 AM
Our research found that the levels of food security remains significantly high in the country ... underweight children and infants, with just over 24% recorded between 2010 and 2012. Its child mortality rate is also high. 41 children under the age of five ...
Children worst hit in poverty-stricken India
Rediff India Abroad - 8/8/2013 5:09:10 PM
India is home to one third of the world's poor ... one in three malnourished children worldwide are found in India. It also reveals other startling truths. While 42 per cent of children under five years of age are underweight, 58 per cent of children ...
India’s Malnutrition Shame
The Indian Express - 9/16/2015 9:31:08 PM
The RSoC data also assumes significance as the world adopts the Sustainable Development ... the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age. The RSoC was conducted by the ministry of women and child ...
‘Tamil areas in Sri Lanka are the pockets of poverty’
The Hindu - 2/20/2016 8:55:16 PM
The regions come under the ... rates in the country. “About 30 percent of children below 5 are underweight, nearly one in three babies born have low birth weight, and one-third of women of reproductive age are malnourished.” The World Bank has called ...