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
13 kids died of malnutrition in Maharashtra in the last 2 months
THE Health Site - 9/23/2016 10:55:30 AM
Up to 22.2 per cent of children under five are ‘wasted’ — short as well as underweight for their age — in Gadchiroli district ... across India from 42.4 per cent to 29.4 per cent over 19 years, to 37.9 million children under five.
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 ...
viewsoftheworld.net - 7/19/2011 11:53:04 PM
The following map shows each grid cell resized according to the estimated total number of underweight children under the age of five living in that area ... This map is the picture of the hungry children in the world. The World Food Programme provides ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Helping India Combat Persistently High Rates of Malnutrition
The World Bank - 5/13/2013 12:47:17 PM
Although India has seen strong economic growth over the past 20 years, malnutrition in children under five years of age continues to be among the ... for improving nutritional outcomes. World Bank Support The World Bank’s $106 million Integrated Child ...
The State of the World’s Children 2016
UNICEF - 6/27/2016 8:32:18 PM
But around the world, millions of children ... Proper nutrition is essential for children’s physical and cognitive development, particularly in the earliest years of life. In 2014, 159 million children under 5 were stunted. In Africa and Asia, 11 per ...
Nigeria: Tackling Low Life Expectancy in Nigeria
AllAfrica - 7/22/2016 1:43:16 PM
For instance, in Yemen, an average person will live for 65 years ... 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Education is the Key Missing Link
www.brookings.edu - 7/29/2010 11:58:54 PM
Child malnutrition is a key dimension of world hunger and 137 million children under the age of 5 are still underweight globally. Educating women is an important tool for reducing child hunger, according to a cross-country ... the last 20 years in all ...
Global hunger index: see how the world compares
The Guardian - 10/10/2010 11:58:13 PM
The GHI scores countries on three equally weighted indicators: the proportion of people who are undernourished, the proportion of children under five who are underweight ... Pregnancy and the first two years of life provide a vital "window of opportunity ...
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 - 9/16/2016 11:56:53 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.
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 ...
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 ...