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

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5) in Indonesia was 20.50 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 36.40 in 1989, while its lowest value was 19.50 in 2010.

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
1989 36.40
1992 33.60
1995 29.50
1998 28.60
1999 24.40
2000 25.70
2001 24.40
2002 25.20
2003 25.50
2004 20.70
2005 26.90
2007 20.70
2010 19.50
2013 20.50

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