Azerbaijan - Child obesity

Prevalence of overweight, weight for height, female (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of overweight, female, is the percentage of girls under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
2000 5.70
2006 12.70

Prevalence of overweight, weight for height, male (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of overweight, male, is the percentage of boys under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable across countries.

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Year Value
2000 6.70
2006 14.90

Prevalence of overweight, weight for height (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of overweight, weight for height (% of children under 5) in Azerbaijan was 13.00 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 17 years was 13.90 in 2006, while its lowest value was 4.40 in 2001.

Definition: Prevalence of overweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates (JME). Aggregation is based on UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank harmonized dataset (adjusted, comparable data) and methodology.

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Year Value
1996 6.10
2000 6.20
2001 4.40
2006 13.90
2011 10.40
2013 13.00

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition