Prevalence of stunting, height for age

percent of boys under 5, 1970–2015

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Country1970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan60.00
Albania40.4038.2436.0833.9231.7629.6027.9026.2024.5022.80
Algeria23.1023.0322.9722.9023.3023.7024.1024.5024.9025.0025.1022.3019.5016.7016.1115.5314.9414.3613.7713.1912.60
Angola63.4061.6259.8458.0656.2854.5050.8247.1343.4539.7736.0832.40
Argentina8.20
Armenia14.5016.3518.2018.3218.4418.5618.6818.8019.3819.9620.5421.1221.70
Azerbaijan24.4025.0825.7726.4527.1327.8228.5027.0325.5624.0922.6121.1419.6718.20
Bangladesh76.1074.4072.5070.5068.4067.0059.8062.9063.9050.9056.1054.9050.2051.3048.3047.4043.8043.0342.2541.4840.7040.1539.6036.90
Barbados11.2011.1311.0510.9810.9010.8310.7510.6810.6110.5310.4610.3810.3110.2410.1610.0910.019.949.869.799.729.649.579.499.429.359.279.209.129.058.978.90
Belarus4.70
Belize24.0022.9221.8420.7619.6818.60
Benin39.4039.7040.0040.3040.6040.9042.3043.7045.1046.5047.90
Bhutan52.1050.5048.9047.3045.7044.1042.5040.9039.3037.7035.6533.60
Bolivia45.6043.9442.2840.6238.9637.3036.5535.8035.0534.3034.1433.9833.8233.6633.5032.4231.3430.2629.1828.10
Bosnia and Herzegovina13.2013.1313.0713.0012.9312.8712.8012.1511.5010.8510.209.558.90
Botswana31.6031.9432.2932.6332.9733.3133.6634.00
Brazil20.9020.1119.3318.5417.7616.9716.1915.4014.7514.1113.4612.8212.1711.5310.8810.249.598.958.30
Brunei22.80
Bulgaria5.30
Burkina Faso42.6043.3544.1044.8545.6046.3547.1046.6346.1545.6845.2045.2345.2745.3042.8340.3737.9037.40
Burma (Myanmar)42.1041.9041.7041.5040.7039.9039.1038.3037.5036.70
Burundi54.2055.0755.9456.8157.6858.5559.4260.2861.1562.0262.8963.7664.6365.5065.1264.7464.3663.9863.6063.2262.8462.4662.0861.70
Cambodia61.1058.2355.3552.4849.6049.0048.4047.8047.2046.6044.7042.8040.9041.6042.3040.3038.3036.3034.30
Cameroon38.8039.0139.2339.4439.6639.8740.0940.3039.7339.1738.6038.0337.4736.9038.0039.1038.3437.5836.8236.0635.30
Canada6.40
Central African Republic43.3043.8244.3344.8545.3745.8846.4046.6246.8347.0547.2747.4847.7046.6845.6544.6343.60
Chad47.0045.1043.2041.3042.3043.3044.3045.3044.4843.6742.8542.0341.2240.4040.5240.6440.7640.8841.00
Chile2.202.162.122.082.042.002.10
China31.4035.1038.8036.5334.2732.0028.0724.1320.2019.3518.5020.6022.7019.3315.9712.6012.7512.9013.0513.209.90
Colombia29.0028.2327.4726.7025.9325.1724.4023.6322.8722.1021.4820.8620.2419.6219.0018.7618.5218.2818.0417.8016.9816.1615.3414.5213.70
Comoros44.9045.3045.7046.1046.5045.4744.4343.4042.3741.3340.3039.2738.2337.2036.1735.1334.10
Congo (Brazzaville)33.2031.9730.7329.5028.2727.0325.80
Congo (Kinshasa)47.5047.6747.8348.0048.1748.3348.5048.1747.8347.5046.6745.8345.00
Costa Rica4.80
Czech Republic3.10
Djibouti28.3029.7331.1532.5834.0033.9733.9333.9033.8733.8333.80
Dominican Republic27.1026.4625.8225.1824.5423.9022.3820.8619.3417.8216.3014.5812.8511.139.4011.3013.2012.8012.4012.0011.6011.2010.6710.139.609.078.538.00
Ecuador30.5029.9129.3328.7428.1527.5626.9826.3925.80
Egypt37.0036.5736.1335.7033.7531.8034.1036.4034.4432.4830.5228.5626.6025.2023.8022.4023.9025.4027.9330.4733.0031.4329.8728.3026.7325.1723.60
El Salvador39.5037.6635.8233.9832.1430.3030.9231.5432.1632.7833.4031.8430.2828.7227.1625.6024.7423.8823.0222.1621.30
Equatorial Guinea43.0044.0045.0046.0043.5041.0038.5036.0035.0534.1033.1532.2031.2530.30
Eritrea43.5043.7744.0444.3144.5944.8645.1345.4046.1346.8547.5848.3049.0349.7550.4851.20
Ethiopia58.9057.4856.0654.6453.2251.8050.8549.9048.9548.0047.0546.1044.4042.7041.00
Fiji8.00
Gabon29.0028.2327.4726.7025.9325.1724.4023.6322.8722.1021.3320.5719.80
Gambia25.9026.3526.8027.2527.7028.1528.6027.8027.0026.2025.4025.6725.9326.20
Georgia15.8014.9314.0513.1812.30
Germany1.50
Ghana36.5036.6436.7836.9237.0637.2036.7336.2735.8035.3334.8734.4035.4336.4537.4838.5035.6032.7029.8030.1530.5028.7727.0325.3023.6722.0320.40
Greece1.00
Guatemala64.2063.2862.3561.4360.5059.5858.6557.7356.8056.2555.7055.1554.6054.5754.5354.5053.6752.8452.0151.1950.3649.5348.7048.4348.1747.9047.6347.3747.10
Guinea36.3037.2538.2039.1540.1041.0542.0041.7541.5040.7439.9839.2238.4637.70
Guinea Bissau37.8039.5841.3743.1544.9346.7248.5038.9029.3031.8534.40
Guyana14.9015.5516.2016.8517.5018.1518.8019.3719.9320.50
Haiti37.9036.7335.5734.4033.2332.0730.9031.2831.6732.0532.4332.8233.2031.5729.9328.3026.6725.0323.40
Honduras42.9041.5640.2238.8837.5436.2035.2634.3233.3832.4431.5030.3229.1327.9526.7725.5824.40
Hungary4.10
India58.5057.4656.4155.3754.3353.2952.2451.2050.7350.2649.7949.3148.8448.3747.9046.8545.8044.7543.7042.6541.6040.5539.50
Indonesia43.7043.2038.7334.2729.8033.6337.4741.3041.1340.9740.8039.6038.4037.20
Iraq28.9028.8728.8328.8028.7728.7328.7027.6626.6225.5824.5423.50
Ivory Coast34.2033.5832.9532.3331.7033.1634.6336.0937.5539.0140.4841.9443.4040.1038.6637.2235.7834.3432.90
Jamaica13.6012.2013.7010.709.607.509.408.907.206.455.705.856.003.506.906.456.005.805.60
Japan7.60
Jordan22.0020.5619.1117.6716.2314.7913.3411.9011.9011.9011.9011.9011.9011.3310.7610.199.619.048.477.908.378.839.30
Kazakhstan23.2021.0018.8016.6014.4014.9015.4015.9016.4016.9017.4017.9016.7315.5514.3813.20
Kenya43.8043.2842.7642.2441.7241.2042.9044.6042.8741.1339.4039.0538.7038.3538.0037.6537.30
Kuwait4.504.404.704.005.104.305.905.204.204.504.404.105.107.30
Kyrgyzstan35.4033.5431.6929.8327.9826.1224.2722.4120.5618.7020.1721.6323.1022.0320.9719.90
Laos49.8049.5549.3049.0548.8048.5548.3047.7447.1846.6246.0645.50
Lebanon17.3017.1416.9816.8116.6516.4916.3316.1616.00
Lesotho54.8053.1051.4049.7048.0047.0246.0445.0644.0843.10
Liberia48.9047.9046.9045.9044.9043.9042.9041.9040.7239.5338.3537.1735.9834.80
Libya23.0022.9322.8722.8022.7322.6722.6022.5322.4722.4022.3322.2722.20
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)9.607.966.324.683.041.4013.5012.1810.879.558.236.925.60
Madagascar64.1063.1862.2661.3460.4259.5058.7457.9957.2356.4755.7154.9654.2053.6853.1652.6452.1251.60
Malawi58.1057.9157.7357.5457.3557.1656.9856.7956.6056.2055.8055.4055.0055.2055.4054.4053.4052.4051.80
Malaysia17.20
Maldives36.6042.2347.8753.5048.2843.0537.8332.6031.2329.8528.4827.1025.7324.3522.9821.60
Mali34.2034.7335.2735.8036.3336.8737.4037.9338.4739.0039.9840.9641.9442.9243.9043.2642.6241.9841.3440.70
Mauritania56.9055.2353.5651.8950.2248.5546.8845.2143.5441.8740.2038.8037.4036.0034.6033.2031.8030.4025.8027.6029.4031.2024.40
Mexico42.7040.5138.3236.1333.9431.7629.5727.3825.1923.0022.1321.2520.3819.5018.6317.7516.8816.0015.8515.7015.5515.4015.2515.10
Moldova11.0010.269.518.778.037.296.545.80
Mongolia32.3031.4030.3329.2528.1827.1029.2026.6424.0821.5218.9616.40
Montenegro8.408.648.889.119.359.599.8310.0610.30
Morocco35.1034.3233.5432.7631.9831.2031.1431.0831.0230.9630.9029.8228.7327.6526.5725.4824.4023.3322.2521.1820.1019.0317.9516.8815.80
Mozambique49.3049.3349.3749.4049.4349.4749.5048.9648.4247.8847.3446.8046.3045.8045.30
Namibia39.3038.1837.0535.9334.8033.6832.5531.4330.3030.5430.7931.0331.2731.5131.7632.0030.9329.8728.8027.7326.6725.60
Nepal74.9074.0473.1872.3171.4570.5969.7368.8768.0067.1466.2865.4264.5663.7062.8361.9761.1160.2559.3958.5257.6656.8059.7062.6060.7758.9357.1055.5053.9052.3050.7049.1047.5445.9844.4242.8641.30
Netherlands2.40
Nicaragua31.4031.5631.7231.8832.0432.2030.3328.4726.6024.9023.2021.5022.7524.00
Niger50.2050.0849.9749.8549.7349.6249.5052.8556.2056.3056.4056.5056.6056.7056.8054.8052.8050.8048.8046.8044.80
Nigeria52.0051.5351.0650.5950.1249.6549.1848.7248.2547.7847.3146.8446.3745.9045.5045.1044.7044.3043.1041.0739.0337.0037.5038.0034.90
North Korea47.2045.0942.9740.8638.7436.6334.5132.4031.5730.7329.90
Oman26.4023.9621.5219.0816.6414.2013.9113.6213.3313.0412.7512.4612.1711.8811.5911.30
Pakistan56.7052.2047.7043.2043.0642.9142.7742.6342.4942.3442.2042.3642.5242.6842.8443.0043.1643.3243.4843.6443.8048.40
Panama23.9023.5023.1022.7022.3021.9021.5021.1020.7020.3019.9019.50
Papua New Guinea54.1053.8053.4953.1952.8852.5852.2751.9751.6651.3651.0550.7550.4550.1449.8449.5349.2348.9248.6248.3148.0147.7047.4047.9848.5749.1549.7350.3250.90
Paraguay20.2019.8019.4019.0018.6018.2017.8017.4017.0016.6016.2015.8015.4015.0014.6014.2013.8013.4013.0012.6012.2011.8011.40
Peru39.1037.8636.6235.3834.1432.9032.8032.7032.6032.5032.6432.7832.9233.0633.2032.3031.4030.5024.8025.1020.1018.8017.2515.70
Philippines35.5035.1034.7034.3033.9033.5033.9734.4334.9033.2031.50
Romania17.6014.8016.1014.40
Rwanda59.4058.3357.2556.1855.1054.0352.9551.8850.8051.2651.7252.1852.6453.1051.9650.8249.6848.5447.40
Saint Thomas and Principe39.0038.0337.0536.0835.1034.1333.1532.1831.20
Saudi Arabia10.80
Senegal31.0031.7132.4333.1433.8634.5735.2936.0035.4734.9434.4133.8933.3632.8332.3030.1027.9025.7023.5021.3022.7024.1025.5026.9028.3029.7017.3020.9020.90
Serbia8.207.747.286.826.365.90
Sierra Leone41.6043.0844.5646.0447.5249.0045.8342.6739.5043.5047.5044.6741.8339.00
Singapore11.9011.6311.3611.0910.8210.5510.2810.029.759.489.218.948.678.408.137.867.597.327.056.786.526.255.985.715.445.174.90
Solomon Islands30.1030.3830.6730.9531.2431.5231.8132.0932.3732.6632.9433.2333.5133.7934.0834.3634.6534.9335.2235.50
Somalia42.7037.7032.7027.70
South Africa35.20
South Korea2.402.402.402.402.402.402.402.40
South Sudan39.3037.7536.2034.6533.10
Sri Lanka31.7030.5729.4428.3127.1826.0524.9223.7822.6521.5220.3919.2618.1317.0017.1617.3117.4717.6317.7917.9418.1018.9519.8018.1316.4714.80
Sudan39.3040.6041.9043.2044.5045.8047.1048.4047.0045.6044.2042.8041.4040.00
Suriname17.0016.1015.2014.3013.4012.5011.6011.1810.7510.339.90
Swaziland38.9037.9236.9335.9534.9733.9833.0033.2833.5533.8334.10
Syria34.5034.3034.1033.9033.7033.5033.3033.1032.9032.3431.7831.2230.6630.1029.5328.9728.40
Tajikistan35.4038.2541.1035.9530.8029.4328.0726.70
Tanzania52.5052.5052.5052.5052.5052.5052.0051.5051.0050.2249.4448.6647.8847.1046.8046.5046.2045.9045.6045.9035.30
Thailand27.3026.7326.1625.5925.0324.4623.8923.3222.7522.1821.6221.0520.4819.9119.3418.7718.2117.6417.0716.5016.4816.4716.4516.4316.4216.40
Timor Leste58.4057.9857.5657.1456.7256.3058.0559.8058.1356.4554.7853.10
Togo40.4039.7939.1838.5737.9637.3536.7436.1335.5234.9134.3033.8533.4032.9532.5032.0531.6031.1530.7029.5528.4030.0031.6030.7329.8528.9828.10
Tonga9.10
Trinidad and Tobago6.306.356.416.466.526.576.626.686.736.786.846.896.957.00
Tunisia39.6038.2636.9335.5934.2632.9231.5930.2528.9127.5826.2424.9123.5722.2420.9022.5724.2325.9027.5729.2330.9029.1527.4025.6523.9022.1520.4018.6516.9015.1513.4011.659.9010.1310.3710.6010.8311.0711.30
Turkey25.1023.9822.8621.7420.6219.5018.7017.9017.1016.3015.5014.7014.2813.8613.4313.0112.5912.1711.7411.3210.90
Turkmenistan20.70
Uganda51.6051.1650.7150.2749.8349.3948.9448.5048.3048.1047.9047.7047.5046.4545.4044.3543.3042.2541.2040.4239.6438.8638.0837.30
Ukraine22.90
United States3.303.383.463.543.623.703.783.863.944.024.104.504.304.103.903.733.553.383.203.133.073.00
Uruguay15.9015.8715.8315.8019.4016.1015.2014.3013.4013.3513.3013.2513.20
Uzbekistan43.2040.3737.5334.7031.8729.0326.2024.5322.8521.1819.50
Vanuatu31.20
Vietnam61.4058.7356.0753.4050.7348.0745.4044.2041.5038.8036.9035.4034.7033.1033.9031.9027.6523.40
West Bank and Gaza12.3012.1712.0311.90
Yemen46.5048.8051.1053.4055.7058.0060.3060.0059.7059.4059.1058.8058.5057.0655.6354.1952.7551.3149.8848.4447.0047.4547.90
Zambia49.7049.7849.8549.9350.0053.3056.6059.9057.9756.0354.1053.0451.9850.9249.8648.8047.7246.6345.5544.4743.3842.30
Zimbabwe33.1032.8532.6032.3532.1031.8531.6032.4033.2034.0034.8035.6036.1036.6037.1037.6038.1038.6038.4038.2038.0037.8036.0034.7833.5532.3331.10

Prevalence of stunting, male, is the percentage of boys 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: World Bank