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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
FACTBOX-Obesity, a global killer, on the rise in developing world
news.trust.org - 10/9/2016 5:57:21 AM
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 overweight ... in the last 30 years and, on ...
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 ...
Anaemia Is The Biggest Cause Of Disability In India, Worst In BRICS
indiaspend.com - 10/27/2016 1:32:37 AM
Anaemia during pregnancy also increases the chances of foetal deaths, abnormalities, pre-term and underweight babies. Iron-deficiency anaemia has remained the top cause of disability in India for 10 years ... stunting in children under five, and 120th ...
Bloomberg’s Obesity Claim
Fact Check - 3/29/2013 5:44:02 PM
He would be correct to say that this shift has occurred sometime in about the last 20 years. Obesity has become more of an issue around the world at the same time that progress has been made in fighting childhood underweight ... kids under the age of 5 ...
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.
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 ...
DGI For The DIY: Q3 2016 Recap
Seeking Alpha - 10/26/2016 11:13:37 AM
My wife gave birth to a little girl on October 5th, and it's been a bit of a whirlwind in my world as we adjust to the fact that my wife and I are now outnumbered in the house. We now have three kids under the age of ... of the last 5 years.
What is Obesity?
News-Medical - 10/19/2016 11:53:33 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.