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
Liberia: 'God's Gift'-Feed the Future Director Overjoyed By Donation
AllAfrica - 5/25/2015 8:58:42 AM
Monrovia — Poverty and food insecurity are high across the country and particularly ... report states "Children's Nutritional: According to the 2007 LDHS, 39 percent of children under five are stunted, or too short for their age. One-fifth of children ...
Circling the Square: No easy answers in the Tsarnaev verdict
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That, however, is still not true of the world of football. It was obvious that Tom Brady and Bob Kraft would appeal the excessive punishment handed out to them by the NFL under Commissioner ... would have to add age. Just as the years change our appearance ...
Top 10 Terrible Issues Facing Children Worldwide
listverse.com - 7/5/2009 11:54:57 PM
“Separated Children” are those under age 18 and living outside their country of origin without parents or legal guardians to care for or protect them. Every year ... between the ages of 5 and 14 are working around the world, according to the ...
UN concern over use of child soldiers in Yemen
The National - 11/28/2009 11:53:36 PM
In al Mazraq camp, the Unicef official met mothers and children who were among the 175,000 civilians to have fled their homes over five years ... under the age of five dying for every 1,000 births. Some 46 per cent of under-five children are underweight ...
Save the Children - 5/24/2015 2:40:30 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 ...
Prioritize the Poorest
Foreign Affairs - 5/20/2012 11:55:14 PM
A recent UNICEF study found that, in 26 countries, the mortality rate for children under five has declined ... among the poorest quintile. Read more at at Foreign Affairs' Special Report: Global Public Health. Across the developing world, children in ...
UNICEF report: They go together
Workers World - 5/14/2006 11:27:43 PM
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UNICEF - 11/25/2009 11:57:09 PM
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New York Times - 10/3/1993 11:57:06 PM
Death rates of children under 5, a key indicator, are a telling example. In half the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, there are no figures more recent than 20 years old ... of the 190 million underweight children in the world live in four countries ...
EXPANDED SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY FOOD AND NUTRITION SURVEILLANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME
fao.org - 5/12/2015 7:26:45 AM
Phase I: In 1993-1997 under the name of SECALINE ... for stunting and 40 percent for underweight among children below three years of age, with some variation between the provinces. The incidence of low birth weight (<2.5 kg) was 26 percent.
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health-e.org.za - 5/22/2015 11:57:03 PM
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Inter Press Service - 5/23/2015 5:07:50 PM
The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, released in April this year, reports that the country’s under-five mortality rate ... made in reducing the prevalence of underweight children less than five years of age, one of the goals set for eradicating ...
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theguardian.com - 5/23/2015 2:08:53 PM
Hien’s journey to the UK started when he was taken from his village at the age of five by someone who claimed to be his uncle. As an orphan, he had no option but to do as he was told. He spent five years ... children,” she says. “We as a democratic ...
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thestringer.com.au - 5/23/2015 2:41:41 AM
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