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
In Yemen’s war, trapped families ask: Which child should we save?
Washington Post - 11/30/2016 4:08:33 PM
Underweight, his first view of the world ... 116 children under the age of 5 arrived with severe malnutrition, 17 of them from Bani Saifan. “Can you help my child?” pleaded Zahra Meksha, who was carrying her malnourished 4-year-old daughter, Widad.
World Anti-Obesity Day: Seven things which will keep you 'flab' free
Webindia 123 - 11/26/2016 10:58:20 AM
39 percent of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13 percent were obese. Most of the world's population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. 41 million children under the age of 5 were ...
Want to Save the World? Get Off Your Ass!
Wall Street Daily - 12/1/2016 8:57:52 AM
39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or ...
Almost half of refugees in Chad going hungry after aid cuts, poor harvests - U.N.
Reuters - 11/29/2016 6:08:27 AM
a sign of chronic hunger in childhood which makes them short for their age. The majority of refugee children under five years old are suffering from anaemia. More than 22,000 are being treated for wasting, which means they are underweight for their height.
World Bank to name and shame countries that fail to prevent stunting in children
The Guardian - 9/30/2016 9:57:05 AM
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hunger and Undernourishment
ourworldindata.org - 9/30/2013 11:58:46 PM
Undernourishment is ‘a state, lasting for at least one year, of inability to acquire ... The original data source given by the FAO is the World Bank series on Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5). It is online here.
The State of the World’s Children 2016
UNICEF - 6/27/2016 8:32:18 PM
Every child is born with the right to a healthy start in life, an education and a safe, secure childhood. But around the world, millions of ... particularly in the earliest years of life. In 2014, 159 million children under 5 were stunted.
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 ...
FACTBOX-Obesity, a global killer, on the rise in developing world
news.trust.org - 10/9/2016 5:57:21 AM
3.4 million people die each year due ... Most of the world's population lives in countries where problems of being overweight or obese kill more people than problems associated with being underweight. - 41 million children under the age of 5 were ...
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.
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 ...