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 ...
Undernutrition among children under 5 years of age in Yemen: Role of adequate childcare provided by adults under conditions of food insecurity
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 9/15/2016 11:58:05 PM
Methods: We analyzed data of 3,549 children under the age of 5 years living in rural areas of ... Nutritional status was evaluated by the presence of underweight, stunting, and wasting according to the World Health Organization child growth standards.
RISK FACTORS FOR UNDERNUTRITIOIN IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD IN GHANA
www.linkedin.com - 6/30/2014 11:57:07 PM
However, child age, sex and region were the only variables common in all three indicators (stunting, underweight ... country is a determinant of the basic causes of undernutrition. Diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children under ...
India moves up on the Global Hunger Index yet 40 pc children under five remain underweight
afternoondc.in - 2/23/2014 11:57:25 PM
This was around two years back, in 2012. There was an improvement in India’s ranking in 2013 when the country fared slightly ... suggest that over 40 per cent of India’s children under the age of five are underweight, news of around two lakh metric ...
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 ...
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 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.
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.
India betters its rank in Global Hunger Index
Live Mint - 10/13/2014 5:49:13 PM
Between 2005 and 2014, the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five fell from 43.5% to 30.7%. This helped improve the severity of the hunger situation in India from alarming to serious. The country ... ranked 63 last year and 65 in ...
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 ...