Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Prevalence of anemia, pregnant women, is the percentage of pregnant women whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.

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: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Yemen 63.00 2016
2 The Gambia 61.80 2016
3 Togo 61.40 2016
3 Guinea 61.40 2016
5 Gabon 60.60 2016
6 Côte d'Ivoire 59.30 2016
7 Niger 58.70 2016
8 Mali 58.40 2016
9 Senegal 58.10 2016
10 Nigeria 57.80 2016
11 Burkina Faso 57.50 2016
12 Congo 57.20 2016
13 Sierra Leone 55.90 2016
14 Cambodia 55.80 2016
15 Benin 55.50 2016
16 São Tomé and Principe 54.80 2016
17 Ghana 54.30 2016
18 Myanmar 53.80 2016
19 Central African Republic 52.30 2016
20 Chad 52.10 2016
20 Equatorial Guinea 52.10 2016
22 Pakistan 51.30 2016
23 Angola 50.80 2016
24 Mozambique 50.70 2016
25 Guinea-Bissau 50.50 2016
26 Haiti 50.40 2016
27 India 50.10 2016
28 Cameroon 49.30 2016
29 Solomon Islands 48.60 2016
30 Tanzania 48.00 2016
31 Somalia 46.80 2016
32 Lao PDR 45.70 2016
32 Bangladesh 45.70 2016
34 Saudi Arabia 45.50 2016
35 Papua New Guinea 44.80 2016
36 Mauritania 44.60 2016
37 Dem. Rep. Congo 44.10 2016
38 Cabo Verde 42.90 2016
39 Bahrain 42.80 2016
40 Timor-Leste 42.60 2016
41 Samoa 42.50 2016
42 Indonesia 42.00 2016
43 Malawi 41.80 2016
43 Oman 41.80 2016
45 Eritrea 40.70 2016
46 Morocco 40.40 2016
47 Thailand 40.20 2016
48 Azerbaijan 40.10 2016
49 Nepal 40.00 2016
50 Kyrgyz Republic 39.80 2016
51 Zambia 39.10 2016
52 Fiji 39.00 2016
53 Algeria 38.90 2016
54 Afghanistan 38.20 2016
54 Kenya 38.20 2016
56 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 38.10 2016
57 Libya 38.00 2016
58 Liberia 37.70 2016
59 Djibouti 37.60 2016
60 Vietnam 37.30 2016
60 Brazil 37.30 2016
62 Jordan 37.10 2016
62 Malaysia 37.10 2016
64 Bolivia 36.80 2016
65 Tunisia 36.70 2016
66 Syrian Arab Republic 36.10 2016
67 Kiribati 36.00 2016
68 Madagascar 35.60 2016
69 Armenia 35.50 2016
70 Sri Lanka 35.40 2016
71 Lebanon 35.20 2016
72 Turkey 34.40 2016
73 Uganda 34.30 2016
74 Comoros 34.20 2016
75 Japan 34.10 2016
75 Iran 34.10 2016
75 Sudan 34.10 2016
78 Zimbabwe 34.00 2016
78 Botswana 34.00 2016
80 Tajikistan 33.50 2016
80 Iraq 33.50 2016
82 Qatar 33.40 2016
83 Lesotho 33.20 2016
83 United Arab Emirates 33.20 2016
85 Turkmenistan 33.10 2016
86 Bhutan 32.80 2016
87 Paraguay 32.70 2016
88 Dominican Republic 32.60 2016
89 China 32.40 2016
90 Singapore 31.80 2016
91 Kuwait 31.20 2016
92 Burundi 30.90 2016
93 Uruguay 30.80 2016
94 Kazakhstan 30.40 2016
95 Suriname 30.30 2016
95 Philippines 30.30 2016
95 Mongolia 30.30 2016
98 Eswatini 30.20 2016
99 Georgia 30.10 2016
100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29.80 2016
101 Mauritius 29.30 2016
102 Dominica 29.20 2016
103 Guyana 29.10 2016
103 Venezuela 29.10 2016
105 El Salvador 29.00 2016
105 Cyprus 29.00 2016
107 Tonga 28.80 2016
108 Croatia 28.70 2016
109 Argentina 28.50 2016
109 Cuba 28.50 2016
111 Serbia 28.40 2016
112 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 28.10 2016
112 South Africa 28.10 2016
112 North Macedonia 28.10 2016
115 Bulgaria 28.00 2016
116 Moldova 27.80 2016
116 Vanuatu 27.80 2016
118 Grenada 27.50 2016
118 The Bahamas 27.50 2016
120 Romania 27.40 2016
121 Slovak Republic 27.30 2016
121 Hungary 27.30 2016
123 Colombia 27.20 2016
123 Seychelles 27.20 2016
123 Montenegro 27.20 2016
126 Namibia 27.10 2016
126 Brunei 27.10 2016
128 Jamaica 27.00 2016
128 Chile 27.00 2016
128 Panama 27.00 2016
131 Trinidad and Tobago 26.60 2016
131 Czech Republic 26.60 2016
133 St. Lucia 26.50 2016
134 Ecuador 26.40 2016
135 Poland 26.20 2016
136 Peru 25.80 2016
136 Korea 25.80 2016
138 Barbados 25.70 2016
138 Nicaragua 25.70 2016
140 Slovenia 25.60 2016
140 Lithuania 25.60 2016
142 Estonia 25.50 2016
143 Latvia 25.40 2016
144 Portugal 25.20 2016
145 Switzerland 25.10 2016
145 France 25.10 2016
145 Malta 25.10 2016
148 Antigua and Barbuda 25.00 2016
148 Guatemala 25.00 2016
150 Puerto Rico 24.90 2016
150 Uzbekistan 24.90 2016
152 Ukraine 24.80 2016
153 Costa Rica 24.70 2016
154 Italy 24.60 2016
155 Spain 24.50 2016
155 Austria 24.50 2016
157 Rwanda 24.40 2016
158 Ethiopia 24.30 2016
159 Belarus 24.10 2016
160 Russia 24.00 2016
161 Israel 23.80 2016
162 Greece 23.70 2016
163 Belgium 23.50 2016
164 Germany 23.30 2016
164 Luxembourg 23.30 2016
166 Albania 23.20 2016
166 Netherlands 23.20 2016
168 Denmark 22.80 2016
169 Egypt 22.60 2016
170 Iceland 22.10 2016
171 Finland 21.90 2016
171 United Kingdom 21.90 2016
173 Sweden 21.80 2016
174 Andorra 21.60 2016
175 Norway 21.50 2016
175 Ireland 21.50 2016
177 Belize 21.30 2016
177 Honduras 21.30 2016
179 New Zealand 20.20 2016
180 Australia 20.10 2016
181 Mexico 19.60 2016
182 Canada 17.40 2016
183 United States 16.20 2016

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Limitations and Exceptions: Data should be used with caution because surveys differ in quality, coverage, age group interviewed, and treatment of missing values across countries and over time. Data on anemia are compiled by the WHO based mainly on nationally representative surveys, which measure hemoglobin in the blood. WHO's hemoglobin thresholds are then used to determine anemia status based on age, sex, and physiological status.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking status, and pregnancy status. In its severe form it is associated with fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and drowsiness. Children under age 5 and pregnant women have the highest risk for anemia.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual