Niger - Malnutrition prevalence

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

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
1992 39.70
1998 43.90
2000 42.40
2006 37.50
2012 37.10

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

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
1992 42.10
1998 46.00
2000 44.70
2006 42.10
2012 38.70

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

Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5) in Niger was 37.90 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 45.00 in 1998, while its lowest value was 37.90 in 2012.

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 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. Adjusted, comparable data are available at http://www.who.int/nutgr

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Year Value
1985 45.00
1992 41.00
1998 45.00
2000 43.60
2006 39.90
2012 37.90

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

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
1992 46.20
1998 44.40
2000 51.90
2006 52.60
2012 41.10

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

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
1992 50.20
1998 49.50
2000 56.20
2006 56.80
2012 44.80

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

Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5) in Niger was 43.00 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 54.80 in 2006, while its lowest value was 43.00 in 2012.

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: 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. Adjusted, comparable data are available at http://www.who.int/nutgr

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Year Value
1985 43.80
1992 48.30
1998 47.00
2000 54.20
2006 54.80
2012 43.00

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition