Prevalence of underweight, weight for age

percent of girls under 5, 1970–2015

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Country1970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan33.00
Albania14.2012.5210.849.167.485.805.855.905.956.00
Algeria8.609.209.8010.409.448.487.526.565.607.609.607.635.673.703.603.503.403.303.203.103.00
Angola35.7033.6831.6629.6427.6225.6023.7721.9320.1018.2716.4314.60
Argentina2.20
Armenia2.602.352.102.723.343.964.585.205.345.485.625.765.90
Azerbaijan15.0013.8312.6711.5010.339.178.007.567.116.676.235.795.344.90
Bangladesh65.5063.9058.9061.2058.6056.9053.0052.8050.5043.2044.5043.1041.3042.7039.5040.4042.4041.5040.6039.7038.8037.8536.9033.50
Barbados5.705.675.645.605.575.545.515.475.445.415.385.355.315.285.255.225.185.155.125.095.055.024.994.964.934.894.864.834.804.764.734.70
Belarus1.00
Belize5.705.886.066.246.426.60
Benin23.8022.9622.1221.2820.4419.6019.2018.8018.4018.0017.60
Bhutan11.5011.3711.2311.1010.9710.8310.7010.5710.4310.3011.3012.30
Bolivia7.507.988.468.949.429.908.887.856.835.805.785.765.745.725.705.365.024.684.344.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina3.302.922.532.151.771.381.001.051.101.151.201.251.30
Botswana11.0010.8910.7710.6610.5410.4310.3110.20
Brazil5.205.064.914.774.634.494.344.204.023.833.653.473.283.102.902.702.502.302.10
Brunei8.50
Bulgaria1.90
Burkina Faso27.5028.2829.0729.8530.6331.4232.2032.5332.8533.1833.5034.2735.0335.8032.1028.4024.7024.70
Burma (Myanmar)28.5028.4028.3028.2027.1826.1725.1524.1323.1222.10
Burundi27.8028.6529.5130.3631.2232.0732.9233.7834.6335.4836.3437.1938.0538.9037.6236.3435.0633.7832.5031.2229.9428.6627.3826.10
Cambodia38.2038.3038.4038.5038.6036.3034.0031.7029.4027.1027.8028.5029.2029.1529.1028.0827.0526.0325.00
Cameroon18.3017.9317.5617.1916.8116.4416.0715.7015.5815.4715.3515.2315.1215.0014.6514.3014.3414.3814.4214.4614.50
Canada1.70
Central African Republic21.3021.0020.7020.4020.1019.8019.5020.4821.4722.4523.4324.4225.4024.2823.1522.0320.90
Chad32.8031.3029.8028.3029.4530.6031.7532.9032.1231.3330.5529.7728.9828.2028.0827.9627.8427.7227.60
Chile0.500.480.460.440.420.400.40
China12.1013.3514.6012.9311.279.608.607.606.607.057.507.006.505.734.974.204.284.354.434.503.30
Colombia8.107.817.527.236.946.666.376.085.795.505.405.305.205.105.004.944.884.824.764.704.424.143.863.583.30
Comoros18.6019.4320.2521.0821.9021.4921.0820.6820.2719.8619.4519.0418.6318.2317.8217.4117.00
Congo (Brazzaville)10.6010.5510.5010.4510.4010.3510.30
Congo (Kinshasa)30.7029.9329.1728.4027.6326.8726.1024.5022.9021.3021.2321.1721.10
Costa Rica1.80
Czech Republic1.60
Djibouti23.0023.9324.8525.7826.7027.0027.3027.6027.9028.2028.50
Dominican Republic7.307.347.387.427.467.506.826.145.464.784.103.803.503.202.903.403.903.863.823.783.743.703.773.833.903.974.034.10
Ecuador6.005.955.905.855.805.755.705.655.60
Egypt11.6010.739.879.008.457.908.859.808.527.245.964.683.404.605.807.005.604.204.605.005.40
El Salvador10.709.788.867.947.026.106.747.388.028.669.308.507.706.906.105.305.585.866.146.426.70
Equatorial Guinea12.2013.0013.8014.6013.4312.2511.089.909.128.337.556.775.985.20
Eritrea37.1036.5135.9335.3434.7634.1733.5933.0033.8034.6035.4036.2037.0037.8038.6039.40
Ethiopia39.6038.2436.8835.5234.1632.8031.8830.9730.0529.1328.2227.3026.7726.2325.70
Fiji5.70
Gabon7.407.207.006.806.606.406.206.005.805.605.405.205.00
Gambia14.3014.4214.5314.6514.7714.8815.0015.4815.9516.4316.9016.4315.9715.50
Georgia1.901.681.451.231.00
Germany1.30
Ghana23.4023.3623.3223.2823.2423.2022.6522.1021.5521.0020.4519.9019.1818.4517.7317.0015.5014.0012.5012.7012.9012.3711.8311.3011.4011.5011.60
Greece0.30
Guatemala26.6025.9125.2324.5423.8523.1622.4821.7921.1020.2819.4518.6317.8017.7017.6017.5016.7315.9615.1914.4113.6412.8712.1012.0812.0712.0512.0312.0212.00
Guinea21.0020.9320.8720.8020.7320.6720.6020.1519.7018.8017.9017.0016.1015.20
Guinea Bissau21.5020.7019.9019.1018.3017.5016.7016.8517.0017.0517.10
Guyana9.909.929.939.959.979.9810.009.809.609.40
Haiti22.7020.9519.2017.4515.7013.9512.2013.0713.9314.8015.6716.5317.4016.2815.1714.0512.9311.8210.70
Honduras20.1018.4616.8215.1813.5411.9011.1810.469.749.028.308.007.707.407.106.806.50
Hungary1.60
India48.8048.0947.3746.6645.9445.2344.5143.8043.8143.8343.8443.8643.8743.8943.9042.0040.1038.2036.3034.4032.5030.6028.70
Indonesia25.4025.6025.8026.0025.7325.4725.2024.4023.6022.8021.1023.8022.4020.7020.6018.7021.9020.2518.6017.6316.6715.7016.9318.1719.40
Iraq11.9011.0210.139.258.377.486.606.766.927.087.247.40
Ivory Coast18.0018.4318.8519.2819.7019.0418.3817.7117.0516.3915.7315.0614.4028.4025.2822.1619.0415.9212.80
Jamaica3.502.904.503.202.602.503.002.702.602.502.403.755.101.700.901.752.602.352.10
Japan3.30
Jordan4.404.314.234.144.063.973.893.803.683.563.443.323.203.042.892.732.572.412.262.102.272.432.60
Kazakhstan5.104.784.454.133.803.873.944.014.094.164.234.304.133.953.783.60
Kenya17.7017.1816.6616.1415.6215.1015.1515.2014.7014.2013.7014.0014.3014.6014.9015.2015.50
Kiribati12.40
Kuwait1.901.501.902.702.403.402.701.801.501.501.802.303.002.60
Kyrgyzstan5.605.264.914.574.223.883.533.192.842.503.233.974.704.374.033.70
Laos34.5033.8533.2032.5531.9031.2530.6029.7228.8427.9627.0826.20
Lebanon3.303.243.183.113.052.992.932.862.80
Lesotho12.6013.4314.2515.0815.9014.9413.9813.0212.0611.10
Liberia17.7017.8417.9918.1318.2718.4118.5618.7017.8316.9716.1015.2314.3713.50
Libya3.803.883.974.054.134.224.304.384.474.554.634.724.80
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1.601.521.441.361.281.201.901.771.631.501.371.231.10
Madagascar32.6032.3032.0031.7031.4031.1031.5932.0732.5633.0433.5334.0134.50
Malawi22.4022.1121.8321.5421.2520.9620.6820.3920.1019.3818.6517.9317.2015.5513.9013.0312.1711.3012.60
Malaysia12.70
Maldives31.9031.6731.4331.2029.9028.6027.3026.0024.9023.8022.7021.6020.5019.4018.3017.20
Mali27.0028.1329.2730.4031.5332.6733.8034.9336.0737.2035.4633.7231.9830.2428.5028.0027.5027.0026.5026.00
Mauritania42.1040.7139.3237.9336.5435.1533.7632.3730.9829.5928.2027.4326.6625.8925.1124.3423.5722.8013.9016.9319.9723.0017.20
Mexico13.1012.2311.3710.509.638.777.907.036.175.304.964.634.293.953.613.282.942.602.632.672.702.732.772.80
Moldova3.403.233.062.892.712.542.372.20
Mongolia10.4010.609.007.405.804.205.305.044.784.524.264.00
Montenegro1.601.511.431.341.251.161.080.990.90
Morocco13.0011.9410.889.828.767.707.607.507.407.307.207.537.878.208.538.879.208.447.686.916.155.394.633.863.10
Mozambique25.3024.4023.5022.6021.7020.8019.9019.1218.3417.5616.7816.0015.2014.4013.60
Namibia19.7019.6619.6319.5919.5519.5119.4819.4419.4018.9918.5718.1617.7417.3316.9116.5015.6314.7713.9013.0312.1711.30
Nepal60.3059.4558.6057.7656.9156.0655.2154.3753.5252.6751.8250.9850.1349.2848.4347.5946.7445.8945.0444.2043.3542.5040.0037.5039.5741.6343.7042.9242.1441.3640.5839.8037.5235.2432.9630.6828.40
Netherlands1.10
Nicaragua8.909.049.189.329.469.608.777.937.105.834.573.304.605.90
Niger39.7040.4041.1041.8042.5043.2043.9043.1542.4041.5840.7739.9539.1338.3237.5037.4337.3737.3037.2337.1737.10
Nigeria33.3032.6932.0831.4830.8730.2629.6529.0528.4427.8327.2226.6226.0125.4025.1024.8024.5024.2024.8024.5724.3324.1026.5529.0018.30
North Korea16.2016.5716.9417.3117.6918.0618.4318.8017.5316.2715.00
Oman6.006.987.968.949.9210.9010.6410.3810.129.869.609.349.088.828.568.30
Pakistan37.6037.2336.8736.5035.7134.9334.1433.3632.5731.7931.0030.9430.8830.8230.7630.7030.6430.5830.5230.4630.4029.10
Panama5.905.845.775.715.655.585.525.455.395.335.265.20
Papua New Guinea23.0022.6222.2421.8521.4721.0920.7120.3319.9519.5619.1818.8018.4218.0417.6517.2716.8916.5116.1315.7515.3614.9814.6016.6218.6320.6522.6724.6826.70
Paraguay3.403.353.303.253.203.153.103.053.002.952.902.852.802.752.702.652.602.552.502.452.402.352.30
Peru7.907.306.706.105.504.904.955.005.055.105.044.984.924.864.804.704.604.503.703.904.303.203.052.90
Philippines21.3021.1621.0220.8820.7420.6020.5020.4020.3020.4020.50
Romania2.802.803.002.90
Rwanda23.2022.5921.9821.3620.7520.1419.5318.9118.3018.0817.8617.6417.4217.2015.8414.4813.1211.7610.40
Saint Thomas and Principe8.809.249.6810.1110.5510.9911.4311.8612.30
Saudi Arabia4.50
Senegal15.3016.0916.8717.6618.4419.2320.0120.8020.5720.3420.1119.8919.6619.4319.2018.2817.3616.4415.5214.6015.3016.0016.7017.4018.1018.8013.2015.4011.80
Serbia1.301.381.461.541.621.70
Sierra Leone21.1022.0823.0624.0425.0226.0023.5021.0018.5019.0519.6018.7717.9317.10
Singapore10.8010.5010.199.899.589.288.988.678.378.077.767.467.156.856.556.245.945.635.335.034.724.424.123.813.513.202.90
Solomon Islands15.5015.4315.3615.2915.2315.1615.0915.0214.9514.8814.8214.7514.6814.6114.5414.4714.4114.3414.2714.20
Somalia31.3027.9724.6321.30
South Africa9.60
South Korea0.600.560.510.470.430.390.340.30
South Sudan28.7027.6526.6025.5524.50
Sri Lanka27.3027.0326.7626.4926.2225.9525.6825.4225.1524.8824.6124.3424.0723.8023.3122.8322.3421.8621.3720.8920.4021.0021.6023.3325.0726.80
Sudan31.9032.5933.2733.9634.6435.3336.0136.7034.9033.1031.3029.5027.7025.90
Suriname10.109.589.078.558.037.527.006.606.205.805.40
Swaziland8.708.237.777.306.836.375.905.685.455.235.00
Syria10.4010.2810.1510.039.909.789.659.539.409.188.968.748.528.308.438.578.70
Tajikistan13.3013.6514.0010.857.709.5011.3013.10
Tanzania23.3023.7024.1024.5024.9025.3025.8026.3026.8024.5222.2419.9617.6815.4015.3415.2815.2215.1615.1014.6012.90
Thailand16.0015.5315.0614.5914.1313.6613.1912.7212.2511.7811.3210.8510.389.919.448.978.518.047.577.107.327.537.757.978.188.40
Timor Leste38.1039.3840.6641.9443.2244.5044.1043.7041.8540.0038.1536.30
Togo19.7019.8219.9420.0620.1820.3020.4220.5420.6620.7820.9020.9120.9320.9420.9520.9620.9820.9921.0020.7520.5017.4514.4014.6014.8015.0015.20
Trinidad and Tobago4.704.674.644.614.584.554.524.484.454.424.394.364.334.30
Tunisia19.1018.2917.4716.6615.8415.0314.2113.4012.5911.7710.9610.149.338.517.707.807.908.008.108.208.307.857.406.956.506.055.605.154.704.253.803.352.902.652.402.151.901.651.40
Turkey7.907.747.587.427.267.106.576.035.504.974.433.903.703.503.303.102.902.702.502.302.10
Turkmenistan7.40
Uganda19.1019.1419.1919.2319.2719.3119.3619.4018.9218.4417.9617.4817.0016.6016.2015.8015.4015.0014.6014.2413.8813.5213.1612.80
Ukraine3.50
United States1.201.151.101.051.000.950.900.850.800.750.700.900.900.900.900.850.800.750.700.600.500.40
Uruguay4.204.434.674.904.905.304.603.903.203.453.703.954.20
Uzbekistan13.7012.4511.209.958.707.456.205.735.254.784.30
Vanuatu9.00
Vietnam35.7034.8033.9033.0032.1031.2030.3026.7024.8523.0024.2023.5022.6021.9022.0019.9016.0012.10
West Bank and Gaza2.302.673.033.40
Yemen27.9030.8833.8736.8539.8342.8245.8045.1344.4743.8043.1342.4741.8040.7939.7838.7637.7536.7435.7334.7133.7036.3539.00
Zambia20.1019.6319.1518.6818.2017.7017.2016.7018.5720.4322.3020.4418.5816.7214.8613.0013.0713.1313.2013.2713.3313.40
Zimbabwe7.207.638.078.508.939.379.809.9210.0410.1610.2810.4010.8211.2311.6512.0712.4812.9012.5012.1011.7011.308.708.989.259.539.80

Prevalence of underweight, female, is the percentage of girls under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on the WHO’s new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Bank