St. Lucia - Prevalence of severe wasting

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

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Year Value
2012 0.700


Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition