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
Costs of ignoring hunger
Kashmir Times - 10/21/2014 7:45:35 AM
In this phase, the proportion of underweight children in the age group 0-3 years declined only marginally from 47 per ... 55 million out of 102 million underweight children under five in the world - or 54 per cent of the global total - live in India.
1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide
CNN Money - 9/16/2014 11:26:03 AM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) One out of every nine people in the world does not have enough food ... In Malawi, half of all children under five years of age are significantly underweight. The situation is particularly acute in Yemen, where political and economic ...
Save the Children - 10/22/2014 8:27:21 AM
The world's youngest country, South Sudan gained indepence nearly three ... 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 ...
Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle
CNN - 9/28/2014 10:14:33 AM
"Five years ... city under central administration." That's why Wong has set his eyes on achieving universal suffrage. His group, which now has around 300 student members, has become one of the city's most vocal voices for democracy. And the kids are ...
Progress for Children Report - A Statistical Review December 2007
UNICEF - 10/19/2014 12:05:39 PM
If India is to reach the MDG Goal of 38 by 2015, the average annual rate of reduction in the next nine years has to ... in up to 50 per cent under-five deaths. About 25 per cent of children under age five in the world are underweight.
Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition
IRIN - 10/8/2014 4:29:15 PM
Around a dozen mothers watched over their sick children in the ward. Some 58,000 children under the age of five have suffered severe acute malnutrition in Cameroon’s Far North and North regions this year ... country has nearly twice the minimum World ...
PBS - 10/22/2014 4:16:49 AM
The average life expectancy is 60 years for men and 62 years for women. More than half of all children under the age ... sex workers in India reported that their main reason for not using condoms was that their customers objected. India has drafted a five ...
Angelina Jolie battled anorexia and self harm: Has $425M prenuptial contract
Examiner - 9/13/2014 9:49:24 AM
The anorexia rumors have dogged Jolie for years. While she has always been skinny, Jolie has gotten progressively thinner over the years, despite giving birth to three children ... cancer risk has dropped to under five percent. Jolie's mother, aunt ...
EDITORIAL: The Top 10 MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE Moments
Comic Book Movie - 9/26/2014 2:24:29 AM
Under the astute leadership of Kevin Feige and the creative wisdom of Joss Whedon, this vision has expanded through two very successful ‘Phases’ – the second of which will conclude next May with Whedon’s Avengers: Age ... to. Five years of hard ...
Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander builds his game on skill, hockey sense and lessons from his father
National Post - 9/18/2014 7:56:05 AM
Even though he was undersized and playing up an age level, he was dominant. “Oh God, I mean, I’m pretty sure he was top three in point production as an 11-year-old playing against 12-year-olds, against the best kids ... at the under-18 world ...
The Bowdoin Orient - 10/24/2014 3:10:01 AM
We live in a world with too many kinds of shampoo ... That the system will change before we get there? We’re only five or ten years away. Do we think we don’t have any power? We are adults, registered voters, and somebody’s constituents.
Remembering Gerald Wilson, Maestro of Jazz and Joe Sample, Crusaders Architect
JazzTimes Magazine - 10/17/2014 4:44:13 AM
Open on Sunday Matinees exclusively for the under age crowd. Gerald was the Maestro of big band ... the honor to play with him was on a recording in NY. That had to be 4 or five years ago...Kamasi was there. And the last time I saw him--- and I’m so ...
BEAUTY: THE KOREAN WAY
MIT News - 10/21/2014 12:31:55 PM
Your parents saved a lot of money,” said a close family friend when I was five years old ... society believes that beauty leads to attracting a better-looking partner, which leads to a better lifestyle and better-looking children. Oh, and of course ...
More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World
NPR News - 9/16/2014 5:09:39 PM
In 2013, 6.3 million children under the age of 5 died ... in parts of the world where children's lives are threatened by unsanitary water, disease and malnutrition. What do child mortality numbers tell us? In many ways, under-5 mortality is a lens of ...
3.5m children suffering from acute malnutrition
Daily Times - 10/24/2014 6:40:35 PM
ISLAMABAD – Speakers on Friday said that more than 3.5 million under five year age children in Pakistan are currently ... the occasion including Dr Silvia Kaufmann from UNICEF, Country Director, World Food Programme Pakistan Lola Castro, Nutrition ...