Niger - Prevalence of severe wasting

Prevalence of severe wasting, weight for height, female (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of severe wasting, female, is the proportion of girls under age 5 whose weight for height is more than three standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59.

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 6.20
1998 8.50
2000 5.20
2006 3.80
2012 6.40

Prevalence of severe wasting, weight for height, male (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of severe wasting, male, is the proportion of boys under age 5 whose weight for height is more than three standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59.

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 7.20
1998 9.90
2000 7.10
2006 4.80
2012 7.40

Prevalence of severe wasting, weight for height (% of children under 5)

Definition: Prevalence of severe wasting is the proportion of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than three standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59.

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
1992 6.70
1998 9.20
2000 6.20
2006 4.30
2012 6.90

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition