Prevalence of stunting, height for age

percent of children under 5, 1983–2019

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Country1983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Afghanistan53.2054.0754.9455.8156.6957.5658.4359.3057.2055.1053.0050.9048.8046.7044.6042.5040.4039.9639.5239.0838.6438.20
Angola61.1058.2055.3052.4049.5046.6043.7040.8037.9035.0032.1029.2030.2531.3032.3533.4034.4535.5036.5537.60
Albania20.4026.6732.9339.2036.7034.2031.7029.2026.7025.8324.9524.0823.2021.7120.2318.7417.2515.7614.2812.7911.30
Argentina7.1012.0016.9015.9314.9714.0013.0312.0711.1010.139.178.208.188.168.148.118.098.078.058.038.017.997.967.947.927.90
Armenia15.1016.2017.3017.4217.5417.6617.7817.9018.5019.1019.7020.3020.9018.9817.0715.1513.2311.329.40
Australia2.00
Azerbaijan28.0027.0526.1025.1524.2018.0019.7021.4023.1024.8026.5024.4822.4620.4418.4216.4017.1017.80
Burundi56.2056.8057.4058.0058.6059.2059.8060.4061.0061.6062.2062.8063.4064.0062.7461.4860.2258.9657.7057.6857.6657.6457.6257.6057.3257.0356.7556.4756.1855.9055.3354.7754.20
Benin39.1038.5237.9437.3636.7836.2036.0335.8635.6935.5235.3535.1835.0234.8534.6834.5134.3434.1734.0033.5533.1032.6532.20
Burkina Faso38.7039.1539.6040.0540.5040.9541.4041.8342.2542.6843.1042.0741.0340.0038.3736.7335.1034.7034.6032.8031.3029.0027.9026.8021.1024.90
Bangladesh70.9069.0367.1565.2863.4073.6071.5069.2067.3065.8063.8059.6059.3059.9051.1053.2051.4047.8050.5045.9045.1043.2042.7342.2541.7841.3040.0038.7036.2034.8533.5032.1530.80
Bulgaria8.808.077.336.606.666.716.776.836.896.947.00
Bahrain13.9013.8513.8013.7513.7013.6513.60
Bosnia and Herzegovina12.1012.0512.0011.9511.9011.8511.8011.3210.8310.359.879.388.90
Belarus4.50
Belize22.0021.4620.9220.3819.8419.3018.2317.1516.0815.00
Bolivia44.0042.6241.2439.8638.4837.1036.1335.1534.1833.2033.0432.8832.7232.5632.4031.3430.2829.2228.1627.1024.8822.6520.4318.2017.6817.1516.6316.10
Brazil19.8018.8317.8616.8915.9114.9413.9713.0012.4511.9111.3610.8210.279.739.188.648.097.557.00
Barbados7.70
Brunei19.70
Bhutan60.9059.8058.7057.6056.5055.4054.3053.2052.1051.0049.9048.8047.7046.2844.8643.4342.0140.5939.1737.7436.3234.9034.2033.50
Botswana35.1033.6032.1030.6029.1029.0729.0429.0128.9928.9628.9328.90
Central African Republic41.5041.9842.4742.9543.4343.9244.4044.2744.1344.0043.8743.7343.6042.8842.1541.4340.7040.2039.7039.8840.0740.2540.4340.6240.80
Chile13.5012.3411.1810.018.857.696.535.364.203.903.703.503.303.102.952.802.502.502.402.302.202.102.001.961.921.881.841.801.80
China38.3036.3034.3032.3035.1538.0035.7333.4731.2027.4023.6019.8018.8017.8019.8021.8018.4315.0711.7011.0710.439.809.009.408.978.538.10
Ivory Coast22.5023.9625.4326.8928.3529.8131.2832.7434.2033.4532.7031.9531.2032.4633.7334.9936.2537.5138.7840.0441.3039.0037.1835.3633.5431.7229.9027.8325.7523.6821.60
Cameroon31.6032.5433.4934.4335.3736.3137.2638.2037.7737.3336.9036.4736.0335.6036.6037.6036.6035.6034.6033.6032.6032.3032.0031.7031.0030.3029.6028.90
Congo (Kinshasa)51.0049.9048.8047.7046.6045.5044.4044.6344.8745.1045.3345.5745.8045.0044.2043.4043.1742.9342.70
Congo (Brazzaville)30.1030.1630.2230.2830.3430.4130.4730.5330.5930.6530.7130.7730.8330.8930.9631.0231.0831.1431.2030.0728.9327.8026.6725.5324.4023.3322.2721.20
Colombia26.6025.0023.4021.8021.4321.0720.7020.3319.9719.6019.3219.0418.7618.4818.2017.6517.1016.5516.0015.4314.8714.3013.7313.1712.6012.6212.6312.6512.6712.6812.70
Comoros38.5038.8839.2539.6340.0041.7343.4545.1846.9045.5844.2742.9541.6340.3239.0037.6836.3735.0533.7332.4231.10
Cape Verde26.8026.2025.6025.0024.4023.8023.2022.6022.0021.40
Costa Rica8.207.987.777.557.337.126.906.686.476.256.035.825.60
Cuba7.00
Czech Republic3.103.063.022.982.942.902.862.822.782.742.70
Germany1.301.331.371.401.431.471.501.531.571.601.631.671.70
Djibouti28.0028.5329.0629.5930.1130.6431.1731.7030.9330.1729.4028.6327.8727.1027.7428.3829.0229.6630.3030.9431.5832.2232.8633.50
Dominican Republic20.4020.5420.6820.8220.9621.1019.5818.0616.5415.0213.5012.0510.609.157.709.6511.6011.3311.0510.7810.5010.109.609.108.608.107.607.10
Algeria16.9018.1019.3020.5021.7022.9022.7722.6322.5022.7222.9423.1623.3823.6023.8024.0021.8519.7017.5515.4014.7814.1713.5512.9312.3211.70
Ecuador40.2039.2538.3137.3636.4235.4734.5233.5832.6331.6830.7429.7928.8527.9028.1628.4228.6828.9429.2027.5525.9025.8225.7325.6525.5725.4825.4024.6523.90
Egypt34.0034.3034.6034.9033.0031.1032.9534.8032.8530.9026.3025.3524.4023.0021.6020.2022.0523.9026.1728.4330.7029.3027.9026.5025.1023.7022.30
Eritrea69.6058.7047.8047.1146.4345.7445.0644.3743.6943.0044.1945.3846.5647.7548.9450.1351.3152.50
Ethiopia66.9065.7464.5863.4162.2561.0959.9358.7657.6056.1654.7253.2851.8450.4049.4048.4047.4046.4045.4044.4043.0741.7340.4039.4038.4037.8737.3336.80
Fiji4.304.594.885.175.465.756.056.346.636.927.217.50
Gabon25.9025.1624.4223.6822.9322.1921.4520.7119.9719.2318.4817.7417.00
Georgia16.1015.8515.6015.3515.1014.8514.6013.7812.9512.1311.30
Ghana42.6042.3242.0441.7641.4841.2039.0836.9634.8432.7230.6031.5832.5633.5434.5235.5032.9730.4327.9028.1528.4026.5324.6722.8021.4720.1318.8018.3717.9317.50
Guinea35.3034.4633.6232.7831.9431.1032.4733.8335.2036.5737.9339.3039.6540.0038.6037.2035.8034.4031.1031.4331.7532.0832.4031.3530.30
Gambia36.1033.1030.1027.1024.1024.7025.3025.9026.5027.1027.7026.6325.5524.4823.4022.2521.1024.6022.4020.2018.0015.8013.60
Guinea Bissau33.8036.1238.4340.7543.0745.3847.7043.7839.8535.9332.0030.9029.8028.7027.60
Equatorial Guinea38.7040.0341.3742.7040.7838.8536.9335.0033.7432.4931.2329.9728.7127.4626.20
Guatemala66.2064.8563.5062.1560.8059.4558.1056.7555.4054.8354.2553.6853.1051.0052.9054.8054.3353.8653.3952.9152.4451.9751.5050.7049.9049.1048.3047.5046.70
Guyana14.0013.9713.9313.9014.5715.2315.9016.5717.2317.9018.3718.8319.3017.7016.1014.5012.9011.30
Honduras43.3043.1442.9842.8242.6642.5044.1045.7042.1538.6037.9837.3636.7436.1235.5034.3633.2232.0830.9429.8028.6027.4026.2025.0023.8022.60
Haiti40.1039.3538.6037.8537.1035.7234.3332.9531.5730.1828.8028.9329.0729.2029.3329.4729.6028.3327.0725.8024.5323.2722.0021.9821.9621.9421.9221.90
Indonesia48.1046.6845.2543.8342.4041.6037.2732.9328.6032.4336.2740.1039.8039.5039.2038.2737.3336.4035.2234.0432.8631.6830.50
India62.7062.4362.1761.9057.7054.7551.8048.8545.9050.0554.2053.2952.3751.4650.5449.6348.7147.8046.6645.5344.3943.2542.1140.9839.8438.7037.9036.3034.70
Iran24.4023.0721.7320.4018.1815.9713.7511.539.327.107.067.016.976.936.896.846.80
Iraq27.6027.6627.7127.7727.8227.8827.9327.9928.0428.1029.9731.8333.7020.0023.7527.5026.4225.3424.2623.1822.1020.7419.3918.0316.6715.3113.9612.60
Jamaica12.4012.1011.8014.4012.6012.109.7011.208.709.505.707.206.608.206.554.906.207.505.406.906.456.006.406.806.406.00
Jordan20.0018.7317.4616.1914.9113.6412.3711.1011.2211.3411.4611.5811.7011.2010.7010.209.709.208.708.208.077.937.80
Japan7.10
Kazakhstan23.3020.7818.2515.7313.2013.8114.4315.0415.6616.2716.8917.5016.4015.3014.2013.1012.0811.0610.049.028.00
Kenya37.0037.5338.0738.6039.1339.6740.2041.1040.1839.2538.3337.4039.1040.8039.1337.4735.8038.0540.3038.7037.1035.5033.9532.4030.8529.3027.7526.20
Kyrgyzstan36.2034.1932.1830.1728.1626.1424.1322.1220.1118.1019.6021.1022.6021.0319.4717.9015.4012.9012.6312.3512.0811.80
Cambodia58.6056.2053.8051.4049.0047.7646.5245.2844.0442.8041.7040.6039.5039.6539.8037.9536.1034.2532.40
Kiribati34.40
South Korea2.502.502.502.502.502.502.502.50
Kuwait5.004.804.604.404.204.003.603.904.104.504.605.105.103.804.104.004.304.805.804.905.906.40
Laos53.6052.9052.0051.1050.2049.3048.4047.5047.5347.5747.6047.6347.6747.7047.0046.3045.6044.9044.2042.0339.8537.6835.5034.3033.10
Lebanon17.2017.1117.0316.9416.8516.7616.6816.5916.50
Liberia45.3044.4943.6742.8642.0441.2340.4139.6039.4039.2039.0036.7034.4032.1031.4330.7730.10
Libya21.1021.0921.0821.0821.0721.0621.0521.0421.0321.0321.0221.0121.0023.4425.8928.3330.7733.2135.6638.10
Saint Lucia2.50
Sri Lanka32.3031.8731.4331.0030.5730.1329.7027.9026.1024.5623.0221.4819.9418.4018.2418.0917.9317.7717.6117.4617.3018.2519.2017.6716.1314.6015.2815.9516.6317.30
Lesotho39.2037.5039.6741.8444.0146.1948.3650.5352.7050.7048.7046.7044.7043.6242.5441.4640.3839.3038.1236.9435.7634.5833.4033.7034.0034.3034.60
Morocco31.0030.8230.6430.4630.2830.1029.8629.6229.3829.1428.9027.9326.9726.0025.0324.0723.1022.0821.0520.0319.0017.9816.9515.9314.9014.9314.9715.0015.0315.0715.10
Moldova10.7010.099.478.868.247.637.016.40
Madagascar60.5054.1054.6555.2056.7058.2057.4156.6355.8455.0654.2753.4952.7052.0451.3850.7250.0649.4049.2349.0748.9047.6846.4745.2544.0342.8241.60
Maldives36.1033.0038.0043.0040.2337.4534.6831.9030.2928.6827.0625.4523.8422.2320.6119.00
Mexico28.7026.0025.9725.9425.9125.8925.8625.8325.8023.6021.4020.6619.9319.1918.4517.7116.9816.2415.5015.1814.8714.5514.2313.9213.6013.2012.8012.4010.00
Marshall Islands34.80
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)8.008.559.109.6510.2010.7511.3010.239.178.107.035.974.90
Mali35.8036.2636.7137.1737.6238.0838.5338.9939.4439.9040.4240.9441.4641.9842.5041.5240.5439.5638.5837.6035.1532.7030.2527.8028.3228.8429.3629.8830.4029.2328.0726.90
Burma (Myanmar)53.6055.3057.0058.7057.6056.5055.4050.5345.6740.8041.4342.0742.7041.4340.1738.9037.6336.3735.1034.2933.4732.6631.8431.0330.2129.40
Montenegro7.908.098.288.468.658.849.039.219.40
Mongolia33.1032.6732.2431.8131.3930.9630.5330.1029.8028.2326.6525.0823.5027.5025.1022.7020.3017.9015.5013.9312.3710.809.638.477.308.359.40
Mozambique59.9054.3048.7049.2049.7050.2050.7048.8046.9046.2245.5444.8644.1843.5043.3043.1042.9042.7542.6042.4542.30
Mauritania40.2047.4054.6053.8053.0052.2051.4050.6049.8047.0044.2041.4038.6037.5936.5735.5634.5433.5332.5131.5023.6025.6327.6729.7023.0024.6326.2727.9026.2024.5022.80
Mauritius27.3025.9324.5623.1921.8220.4519.0817.7116.3414.9713.60
Malawi55.4054.8754.3353.8056.6359.4762.3058.5054.7056.5058.3055.4052.5052.8053.1051.6750.2348.8047.3046.0844.8543.6342.4037.4038.3038.6539.00
Malaysia20.7020.2019.7019.2018.7018.2017.7017.2017.2617.3117.3717.4217.4817.5317.5917.6417.7020.70
Namibia35.6034.8134.0333.2432.4531.6630.8830.0929.3029.2929.2729.2629.2429.2329.2129.2028.1227.0325.9524.8723.7822.70
Niger43.8044.0144.2344.4444.6644.8745.0945.3046.2047.1048.0048.9049.8050.7052.1053.5053.7253.9354.1554.3754.5854.8052.3249.8347.3544.8742.3839.9042.5042.2041.7541.3044.9048.50
Nigeria48.7047.0745.4343.8043.6743.5443.4143.2843.1543.0242.8942.7642.6342.5041.6840.8540.0339.2040.6039.0037.4035.8036.1536.5033.6033.0043.6040.2036.80
Nicaragua29.6029.7829.9630.1430.3230.5028.7026.9025.1023.0020.9018.8020.9523.1022.1321.1720.2019.2318.2717.30
Nepal68.2065.7063.4061.1059.7758.4357.1055.5253.9452.3650.7849.2047.4645.7243.9842.2440.5039.5038.5037.5036.7536.00
Nauru24.00
Oman24.2023.1722.1321.1020.0418.9817.9216.8615.8015.2014.6014.0013.4012.8012.2011.6011.0010.409.8010.6611.5212.3813.2414.1013.2012.3011.40
Pakistan62.5060.9059.3057.7056.1054.5042.7042.5642.4142.2742.1241.9841.8341.6941.5441.4041.5641.7241.8842.0442.2042.3642.5242.6842.8443.0044.0045.0043.5242.0440.5639.0837.60
Panama16.8017.9519.1020.2521.4022.5523.7022.7621.8220.8819.9419.00
Peru37.3036.1635.0233.8832.7431.6031.5331.4531.3831.3030.8830.4630.0429.6229.2028.6028.0025.9523.9023.3019.5018.4017.7014.8014.7013.1012.9012.20
Philippines44.7044.2343.7743.3042.1040.9038.9038.7838.6638.5438.4238.3037.4036.5035.6034.7033.8033.5033.2032.9032.6032.3032.6733.0333.4031.7030.0031.5533.1032.1731.2330.30
Papua New Guinea46.0045.9045.8145.7145.6245.5245.4345.3345.2445.1445.0544.9544.8544.7644.6644.5744.4744.3844.2844.1944.0944.0043.9045.0246.1447.2648.3849.50
Poland2.902.842.782.722.662.60
North Korea63.9057.4551.0047.8544.7043.9043.1040.9638.8236.6834.5432.4030.9029.4027.9026.1424.3822.6220.8619.10
Paraguay18.3018.2518.1918.1418.0918.0317.9817.9317.8717.8217.7717.7117.6617.6117.5517.5016.5315.5614.5913.6112.6411.6710.709.438.156.885.60
West Bank and Gaza10.6011.5212.4313.3514.2715.1816.1013.4010.7012.1513.6012.9312.2511.5810.9010.039.158.287.40
Qatar11.60
Romania11.2011.7112.2312.7413.2513.7614.2814.7915.3012.8014.0012.80
Rwanda56.8053.9551.1048.2545.4046.0346.6547.2847.9048.6049.3050.0050.7051.4051.5551.7051.8552.0044.3044.0543.8041.5039.2036.90
Saudi Arabia21.4020.3019.2018.1017.0015.9014.8013.7012.6011.5010.409.30
Sudan38.3037.2536.2035.1534.1035.1336.1537.1838.20
Senegal26.5027.8229.1330.4531.7733.0834.4029.8029.4729.1328.8028.1027.4026.7026.0024.7823.5622.3421.1219.9021.0322.1723.3024.4325.5726.7015.5018.8018.8020.7017.1016.5017.6518.80
Singapore4.40
Solomon Islands33.7033.6533.6033.5533.5033.4533.4033.3533.3033.2533.2033.1533.1033.0533.0032.9532.9032.8532.8032.6632.5332.3932.2532.1131.9831.8431.70
Sierra Leone41.4040.9040.3639.8239.2838.7438.2037.6637.1236.5836.0435.5037.4039.3041.2043.1045.0042.4039.8037.2040.8044.4042.2040.0037.8035.6833.5531.4329.3029.4029.50
El Salvador36.7035.6834.6633.6432.6231.6031.7431.8832.0232.1632.3030.7629.2227.6826.1424.6023.8423.0822.3221.5620.8019.6018.4017.2016.0014.8013.60
Somalia29.2031.3333.4735.6037.7339.8742.0036.4330.8725.30
Serbia8.107.807.507.206.906.606.456.306.156.00
South Sudan36.2034.9833.7532.5331.30
Saint Thomas and Principe32.0032.2532.5032.7533.0033.2533.5033.7534.0034.2534.5034.7535.0035.2535.5034.4033.3032.2031.1030.0028.9029.8530.8028.5326.2724.0021.7319.4717.20
Suriname14.1013.5212.9312.3511.7711.1810.6010.159.709.258.80
Swaziland36.5035.2834.0732.8531.6330.4229.2034.8040.4035.6530.9029.5528.2026.8525.50
Seychelles7.707.717.727.737.737.747.757.767.777.787.787.797.807.817.827.837.837.847.857.867.877.887.887.897.90
Syria32.8029.6526.5026.0625.6225.1824.7424.3031.1030.6230.1429.6629.1828.7028.5028.3028.1027.90
Chad44.5042.6340.7738.9040.2841.6543.0344.4043.4542.5041.5540.6039.6538.7038.9239.1439.3639.5839.80
Togo40.7040.6440.5840.5140.4540.3940.3340.2640.2036.7033.2032.7932.3831.9631.5531.1430.7330.3129.9028.4026.9028.3529.8028.0026.2026.9027.6026.3325.0723.80
Thailand24.6024.0223.4322.8522.2721.6821.1019.6018.1017.8817.6617.4517.2317.0116.7916.5716.3516.1415.9215.7015.8215.9316.0516.1716.2816.4014.9313.4511.9810.50
Tajikistan41.5042.1043.2037.1042.4037.7533.1036.2039.3034.0528.8028.1727.5326.9025.0823.2521.4319.6017.50
Turkmenistan28.1026.5725.0323.5021.9720.4318.9018.0817.2616.4315.6114.7913.9713.1412.3211.50
Timor Leste55.7054.8055.4056.0056.6057.2057.3557.5056.0554.6053.1551.70
Tonga2.202.432.652.883.113.333.563.794.024.244.474.704.925.155.385.605.836.066.286.516.746.977.197.427.657.878.10
Trinidad and Tobago6.306.226.156.075.995.925.845.765.685.615.535.455.385.305.656.016.366.727.077.437.788.148.498.859.20
Tunisia18.5017.7717.0316.3015.5714.8314.1013.3712.6311.9013.5315.1716.8015.5014.2012.9011.6010.309.009.189.379.559.739.9210.109.829.539.258.978.688.40
Turkey23.6022.6421.6820.7219.7618.8018.2017.6017.0016.4015.8015.2014.5313.8513.1812.5012.0011.5011.0010.5010.009.208.407.606.806.00
Tuvalu10.00
Tanzania49.9049.8449.7849.7249.6649.6049.1748.7348.3047.5246.7445.9645.1844.4044.1643.9243.6843.4443.2042.1035.0036.2037.4034.7034.5033.6032.7031.80
Uganda47.7047.4147.1346.8446.5646.2745.9945.7045.5445.3845.2245.0644.9043.8242.7341.6540.5739.4838.4038.3338.2738.2035.8533.5033.7033.8534.0031.4528.90
Ukraine22.90
Uruguay21.0020.3219.6318.9518.2717.5816.9016.2215.5314.8514.1713.4812.8013.4314.0714.7015.8013.9012.8711.8310.8010.7810.7510.7310.70
United States3.203.213.223.233.243.253.263.273.283.293.303.283.253.233.203.082.952.832.702.502.302.102.252.402.953.50
Uzbekistan39.5037.0734.6332.2029.7727.3324.9023.5822.2520.9319.6018.8018.0017.2016.4015.6014.8014.0013.2012.4011.6010.80
Venezuela7.0010.8714.7318.6018.2018.3017.4017.9018.9019.3019.9019.2018.3017.4017.3017.6017.7017.1016.2016.2015.6014.6013.40
Vietnam61.3061.3461.3861.4261.4661.5052.5049.9047.3044.7042.1043.7043.2040.3537.5035.4033.7033.2031.8032.2030.5026.6022.7027.5026.7025.9024.9024.6024.3023.80
Vanuatu25.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7026.2326.7727.3027.8328.3728.90
Samoa6.406.306.206.106.005.905.805.705.605.505.405.305.205.105.004.90
Yemen50.4050.4050.4050.4050.4050.4055.2055.5555.9056.2556.6056.9557.3057.1557.0055.2753.5351.8050.0748.3346.6046.5046.40
South Africa29.7028.7029.0529.4029.7530.1031.1832.2633.3434.4235.5032.8530.2027.5524.9025.4826.0526.6327.2027.2527.3027.3527.40
Zambia46.3050.2354.1758.1048.6052.1355.6759.2056.9754.7352.5051.1649.8248.4847.1445.8044.8343.8742.9041.9340.9740.0038.9237.8436.7635.6834.60
Zimbabwe31.0030.5830.1729.7529.3328.9228.5029.5630.6231.6832.7433.8034.0534.3034.5534.8035.0535.3035.2535.2035.1535.1032.2031.0529.9028.7527.6027.1026.2025.3024.4023.50

Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age five whose height for age (stunting) is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population aged 0 to 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 World Health Organization’s new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Bank