|Rank||Country||Children under the age of 5 years underweight (%)|
|7||Papua New Guinea||27.8|
|12||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||23.4|
|19||Central African Republic||20.8|
|46||Congo, Republic of the||12.3|
Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2020See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
Too underweight? Blame it on the malnutrition
bangaloremirror.indiatimes - 11/26/2021 12:40:00 AM
0.25% of children die before turning 1 The mortality rate among children under ... country. The infant mortality rate in Karnataka in NFHS-5 is estimated at 25 deaths before the age of one year ...
NFHS 2019-21: Anemia rising across all age-groups, fertility rate falls below replacement rate for first time
cnbctv18 - 11/25/2021 4:58:00 PM
National Family Health Survey is the most comprehensive survey on socio-economic and health indicators in the country. The 2019-21 NFHS has highlighted some key demographic trends, with the biggest being the distressing health epidemic -- rising cases of anemia across all age groups.
Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners discuss advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda
ReliefWeb - 11/30/2021 12:53:00 AM
UNICEF and the country’s stakeholders on nutrition discussed advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda in a one-day symposium, convened by the Ministry of Health, under the theme Strengthening Information System for Nutrition.
Poor diets imperilling people and the planet: report
Phys.org - 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM
Nearly half the world's population ... they are too short for their age), and also adult obesity. The report estimates nearly 150 million children under five years old are stunted, more than ...
The key demographic transitions captured by the 5th round of NFHS
Hindustan Times - 11/25/2021 12:40:00 AM
Sure enough, the survey shows that the share of under-15 population in the country has therefore further declined from 28.6% in 2015-16 to 26.5 ... and underweight (low weight for age) children ...
Malnutrition in Afghan children utterly alarming
The Gulf Today - 11/17/2021 7:31:00 PM
A raging measles outbreak has sickened thousands and killed nearly 100 in the crisis-ravaged country this year ... 462 million are underweight. Globally in 2020, 149 million children under 5 were estimated to be stunted (too short for age), 45 million ...
World News: Nearly half of world's population suffers poor nutrition: report
Arirang - 11/24/2021 3:02:00 AM
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What NFHS-5 Tells Us About the Status of Child Nutrition in India
The Wire - 11/26/2021 11:39:00 AM
India isn’t making as much progress as it should have towards 'ending all forms of malnutrition by 2030 for children under 5'.
South Africa: Report Raises Concern Over Child Nutrition in Rural Eastern Cape
AllAfrica.com - 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM
"Children under two years old ... by age five, having a low birth weight, being identified with either moderate acute malnutrition or severe acute malnutrition, underweight or obesity were ...