Bangladesh - Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5) in Bangladesh was 36.10 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 28 years was 73.60 in 1991, while its lowest value was 36.10 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. For children up to two years old height is measured by recumbent length. For older children height is measured by stature while standing. The data are based on 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
1986 70.90
1990 63.40
1991 73.60
1992 71.50
1993 69.20
1994 67.30
1995 65.80
1996 63.80
1997 59.70
1998 59.30
1999 59.90
2000 50.80
2001 53.20
2002 51.40
2003 47.80
2004 50.50
2005 45.90
2006 45.10
2007 43.20
2011 41.40
2012 42.00
2013 38.70
2014 36.10

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