Bangladesh - Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5) in Bangladesh was 32.30 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 63.50 in 1992, while its lowest value was 32.30 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of underweight, male, is the percentage of boys under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on 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
1991 63.10
1992 63.50
1993 59.00
1994 60.80
1995 57.40
1996 56.40
1997 51.90
1998 53.70
1999 53.30
2000 41.40
2001 46.10
2002 43.10
2003 40.60
2004 42.80
2005 38.90
2006 39.30
2007 40.20
2011 34.80
2013 33.40
2014 32.30

Aggregation method: Linear mixed-effect model estimates

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Undernourished children have lower resistance to infection and are more likely to die from common childhood ailments such as diarrheal diseases and respiratory infections. Frequent illness saps the nutritional status of those who survive, locking them int

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition