Niger - Prevalence of wasting

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

Definition: Prevalence of wasting, female, is the proportion of girls under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two 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 18.20
1998 25.50
2000 14.40
2006 10.90
2012 17.80

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

Definition: Prevalence of wasting, male,is the proportion of boys under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two 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 19.50
1998 25.50
2000 17.90
2006 13.80
2012 19.70

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

Prevalence of wasting, weight for height (% of children under 5) in Niger was 18.70 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 25.50 in 1998, while its lowest value was 12.40 in 2006.

Definition: Prevalence of wasting is the proportion of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two 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
1985 25.30
1992 18.90
1998 25.50
2000 16.20
2006 12.40
2012 18.70

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition