Ghana - Malnutrition prevalence

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, female (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, female (% of children under 5) in Ghana was 11.60 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 23.40 in 1988, while its lowest value was 11.30 in 2011.

Definition: Prevalence of underweight, female, is the percentage of girls 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
1988 23.40
1993 23.20
1999 19.90
2003 17.00
2006 12.50
2008 12.90
2011 11.30
2014 11.60

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

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5) in Ghana was 10.70 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 27.00 in 1993, while its lowest value was 10.70 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
1988 24.80
1993 27.00
1999 20.70
2003 20.60
2006 15.20
2008 15.70
2011 15.40
2014 10.70

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

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Ghana was 11.00 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 25.80 in 1993, while its lowest value was 11.00 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of underweight children is the percentage of children 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 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
1988 24.80
1993 25.80
1999 20.30
2003 18.80
2006 13.90
2008 14.30
2011 13.40
2014 11.00

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

Prevalence of stunting, height for age, female (% of children under 5) in Ghana was 16.80 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 32.90 in 1988, while its lowest value was 16.80 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting, female, is the percentage of girls 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: 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
1988 32.90
1993 29.70
1999 28.30
2003 32.70
2006 26.20
2008 26.70
2011 20.30
2014 16.80

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

Prevalence of stunting, height for age, male (% of children under 5) in Ghana was 20.40 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 38.50 in 2003, while its lowest value was 20.40 in 2014.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting, male, is the percentage of boys 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: 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
1988 36.50
1993 37.20
1999 34.40
2003 38.50
2006 29.80
2008 30.50
2011 25.30
2014 20.40

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

Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5) in Ghana was 18.80 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 42.60 in 1988, while its lowest value was 18.80 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
1988 42.60
1993 41.20
1999 31.30
2003 35.60
2006 28.10
2008 28.60
2011 22.70
2014 18.80

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition