Syrian Arab Republic - 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
1993 8.40
2001 10.00
2006 9.00
2009 10.50

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
1993 11.50
2001 10.50
2006 11.40
2009 12.50

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

Prevalence of wasting, weight for height (% of children under 5) in Syrian Arab Republic was 11.50 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 11.50 in 2009, while its lowest value was 4.90 in 2000.

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
1993 10.00
1995 10.40
2000 4.90
2001 10.30
2006 10.30
2009 11.50

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition