Prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age (% of women ages 15-49) - South America

Definition: Prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age refers to the combined prevalence of both non-pregnant with haemoglobin levels below 12 g/dL and pregnant women with haemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Description: The map below shows how Prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age (% of women ages 15-49) varies by country in South America. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the region is Guyana, with a value of 32.30. The country with the lowest value in the region is Chile, with a value of 15.00.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Health Observatory Data Repository/World Health Statistics (http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.1?lang=en).

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual