Vietnam - Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5) in Vietnam was 24.60 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 61.40 in 1993, while its lowest value was 23.30 in 2011.

Definition: Prevalence of stunting is the percentage of children under age 5 whose height for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. For children up to two years old height is measured by recumbent length. For older children height is measured by stature while standing. The data are based on the WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates (JME). Aggregation is based on UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank harmonized dataset (adjusted, comparable data) and methodology.

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Year Value
1988 61.30
1993 61.40
1994 52.50
1998 42.10
1999 43.70
2000 43.40
2002 37.50
2003 35.40
2004 33.70
2005 33.20
2006 31.80
2007 32.20
2008 30.50
2010 29.30
2011 23.30
2013 25.90
2014 24.90
2015 24.60

Aggregation method: Linear mixed-effect model estimates

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Undernourished children have lower resistance to infection and are more likely to die from common childhood ailments such as diarrheal diseases and respiratory infections. Frequent illness saps the nutritional status of those who survive, locking them int

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition