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Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight, percentage

YearValueFootnotes
19991.31

Children under 5 severely underweight, percentage

YearValueFootnotes
19990.22

Footnotes:

  1. Mei Z, Ogden CL, Flegal KM, Grummer-Strawn LM. Comparison of the prevalence of shortness, underweight, and overweight among US children aged 0 to 59 months by using the CDC 2000 and the WHO 2006 Growth Charts. Journal of Pediatrics 2008;153:622-8 (and add
  2. Hedley AA, Ogden CL, Johnson CL, Carroll MD, Curtin LR, Flegal KM. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among US children, adolescents, and adults, 1999-2002. JAMA 2004;291:2847-50 (and additional analysis).

Source: United Nations Statistics Division

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