Syrian Arab Republic - 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
1993 3.40
2001 5.10
2006 4.30
2009 5.00

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
1993 5.60
2001 5.70
2006 5.30
2009 5.90

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
1993 4.50
2001 5.40
2006 4.80
2009 5.50

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition