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
National Nutrition Survey: 50% of the poorest Filipino children are stunted
interaksyon.com - 4/28/2016 3:56:53 AM
MANILA, Philippines – One in two children belonging to the poorest Filipino families are stunted, or too short, for his or her age; The numbers for underweight children under five years old ... By the standards of the World Health Organization ...
66 Children Under the Age of One Die Every Day in Morocco: the World Bank
moroccoworldnews.com - 5/15/2015 6:04:27 AM
Rabat – Despite progress over the years, there are considerable ... while in the first month of life, 2.5 per cent of children die, and 3.8 per cent in the first year of life. 66 children under the age of one die every day. In 2004, infant mortality ...
Two fifths of Indian children under five are underweight, survey finds
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2012 11:54:18 PM
The research found the proportion of under-fives who are underweight ... age. A total of 58 per cent of children under five surveyed were stunted, the survey found, a result of inadequate nutrition for the mother during pregnancy and the child in its early ...
39 per cent kids below 5 years are stunted
Asian Age - 12/10/2015 7:36:00 PM
Home to over 40 million stunted children and 17 million wasted children under five years of age ... India are among the highest in the World, with nearly half of all children under three years of age being either underweight or stunted.
Underweight and Stunted Children: The Indian Paradox
News Click - 10/18/2013 11:58:53 PM
Recent studies have shown that even as India fares better than many developing regions of the world on several indicators ... According to the report, 42.5 per cent of children under five years of age are underweight (low weight for age); 58.8 per cent ...
HEALTH: Half of World’s Underweight Children in South Asia
Inter Press Service - 5/2/2006 11:56:16 PM
UNITED NATIONS, May 3 2006 (IPS) - Poor nutrition remains a global epidemic that contributes to the deaths of some 5.6 million children under five ... lower prevalence of underweight in the world, there is great inequality at the country level.
Mild underweight in children more meaningful than anticipated — STUDY
Vanguard - 6/27/2011 10:53:15 PM
In the country, the proportion of underweight children under five years of age was 35.7 per cent ... of children between three months and three years of age, classified by weight according to World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.
Overweight Children a Rising Concern in Developing Countries
Voice of America - 6/6/2013 12:47:27 PM
In Africa, the number of overweight or obese children has doubled in the past 20 years. WHO says that an estimated 43 million children worldwide under the age of five ... WHO's World Health Assembly is to at least keep the percentage of overweight children ...
Malnutrition is India's silent emergency: Report
Times of India - 8/8/2013 12:05:32 AM
are wasted in the country, which indicates that one out of every five children in India is wasted, 43% of children under five years of age are underweight for their age. Describing malnutrition as India's silent emergency, the World Bank report says that ...
Seven million children still stunted
Dhaka Tribune - 11/30/2014 9:45:47 PM
Stunting and underweight rates are lowest in Dhaka district, yet a large number of stunted children reside in the area as the total population of children under five years of age is high ... achieve the MDGs. World Food Programme country representative ...
A Quarter of the World’s Children Seriously Underweight
UNICEF - 5/1/2006 11:57:27 PM
NEW YORK, 2 May 2006 - More than one quarter of all children under the age of five in developing countries are underweight ... and resources it has promised.” About UNICEF: For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on ...
Budget 2014: Malnutrition problem to be tackled in "Mission Mode"
The Economic Times - 7/10/2014 6:08:49 PM
42.5 per cent of children under five years of age are underweight (low weight for age), 58.8 per cent are stunted (low height for age), and 11.4 per cent are 'wasted' (low weight for height). The World Bank report described malnutrition as India's silent ...
The Double Burden of Malnutrition in Indonesia
The World Bank - 4/23/2015 5:18:57 AM
In Indonesia, 37.2% of children under the age of five are ... This is the double burden of malnutrition. Causes of the double burden of malnutrition in Indonesia While the causes of the double burden of malnutrition are complex, a World Bank report ...
India's darkest shame: malnourished children
Catholic Online - 1/16/2012 7:03:50 AM
Some sobering statistics find that 42 percent of Indian children less than five years of age are underweight and 59 percent have stunted growth. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "My worry is the sentiment of country ... world's largest youth population ...