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

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, male (% of children under 5) in Nepal was 29.80 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 61.30 in 1975, while its lowest value was 29.80 in 2011.

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
1975 61.30
1996 43.30
1998 38.80
2001 42.30
2006 37.70
2011 29.80

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