Syrian Arab Republic - Child obesity

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

Definition: Prevalence of overweight, female, is the percentage of girls under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by 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
1993 14.40
2001 19.10
2006 18.10
2009 18.10

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

Definition: Prevalence of overweight, male, is the percentage of boys under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by 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
1993 15.60
2001 20.30
2006 19.20
2009 17.80

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

Definition: Prevalence of overweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations above the median for the international reference population of the corresponding age as established by 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
1993 15.00
2001 19.70
2006 18.70
2009 17.90

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition