Prevalence of underweight, weight for age

percent of boys under 5, 1970–2015

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Country1970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan32.70
Albania19.6017.1414.6812.229.767.307.136.956.786.60
Algeria9.8010.6011.4012.2010.829.448.066.685.309.0012.709.706.703.703.613.533.443.363.273.193.10
Angola38.2036.4434.6832.9231.1629.4027.2725.1323.0020.8718.7316.60
Argentina2.40
Armenia2.802.852.903.003.103.203.303.403.663.924.184.444.70
Azerbaijan13.2012.4511.7010.9510.209.458.708.167.617.076.535.995.444.90
Bangladesh63.1063.5059.0060.8057.4056.4051.9053.7053.3041.4046.1043.1040.6042.8038.9039.3040.2038.8537.5036.1534.8034.1033.4032.30
Barbados5.004.924.844.764.684.604.524.444.354.274.194.114.033.953.873.793.713.633.553.473.393.313.233.153.062.982.902.822.742.662.582.50
Belarus1.50
Belize4.004.344.685.025.365.70
Benin29.9028.6227.3426.0624.7823.5023.3423.1823.0222.8622.70
Bhutan16.7016.0115.3214.6313.9413.2612.5711.8811.1910.5011.9513.40
Bolivia10.4011.3412.2813.2214.1615.1012.8310.558.286.006.026.046.066.086.105.865.625.385.144.90
Bosnia and Herzegovina5.104.624.133.653.172.682.202.132.072.001.931.871.80
Botswana10.3010.5610.8111.0711.3311.5911.8412.10
Brazil5.305.235.165.095.014.944.874.804.724.634.554.474.384.303.883.463.042.622.20
Brunei10.80
Bulgaria1.30
Burkina Faso31.7032.2832.8733.4534.0334.6235.2035.6036.0036.4036.8037.7038.6039.5035.3731.2327.1027.70
Burma (Myanmar)31.7031.5031.3031.1029.7528.4027.0525.7024.3523.00
Burundi32.6033.0833.5534.0334.5134.9835.4635.9436.4236.8937.3737.8538.3238.8038.1237.4436.7636.0835.4034.7234.0433.3632.6832.00
Cambodia47.0045.3843.7542.1340.5038.3636.2234.0831.9429.8029.3328.8728.4028.6028.8027.4526.1024.7523.40
Cameroon17.6017.9618.3118.6719.0319.3919.7420.1019.3018.5017.7016.9016.1015.3017.1018.9018.2817.6617.0416.4215.80
Canada1.80
Central African Republic25.2025.0224.8324.6524.4724.2824.1025.1826.2727.3528.4329.5230.6029.4828.3527.2326.10
Chad35.9034.0732.2330.4031.5532.7033.8535.0034.5834.1733.7533.3332.9232.5032.0031.5031.0030.5030.00
Chile0.600.600.600.600.600.600.60
China13.1013.4513.8013.0712.3311.6010.138.677.207.257.307.257.206.375.534.704.704.704.704.703.50
Colombia9.008.788.568.338.117.897.677.447.227.006.586.165.745.324.905.025.145.265.385.505.104.704.303.903.50
Comoros25.7026.2826.8527.4328.0027.0726.1325.2024.2723.3322.4021.4720.5319.6018.6717.7316.80
Congo (Brazzaville)12.9012.9713.0313.1013.1713.2313.30
Congo (Kinshasa)36.5035.4834.4733.4532.4331.4230.4029.3328.2727.2026.7026.2025.70
Costa Rica0.60
Czech Republic2.50
Djibouti27.7028.8029.9031.0032.1031.9531.8031.6531.5031.3531.20
Dominican Republic11.4010.9810.5610.149.729.308.507.706.906.105.304.984.654.334.004.304.604.324.043.763.483.203.323.433.553.673.783.90
Ecuador6.506.586.656.736.806.886.957.037.10
Egypt11.7011.7711.8311.9010.258.6010.1011.6010.288.967.646.325.006.738.4710.208.406.607.107.608.108.037.977.907.837.777.70
El Salvador11.6010.9210.249.568.888.208.548.889.229.569.909.308.708.107.506.906.826.746.666.586.50
Equatorial Guinea15.4015.8716.3316.8015.4314.0512.6811.3010.409.508.607.706.805.90
Eritrea39.4038.9038.4037.9037.4036.9036.4035.9036.1836.4536.7337.0037.2837.5537.8338.10
Ethiopia44.4042.8241.2439.6638.0836.5035.5734.6333.7032.7731.8330.9028.8726.8324.80
Fiji4.90
Gabon10.109.929.739.559.379.189.008.828.638.458.278.087.90
Gambia16.5016.5316.5716.6016.6316.6716.7016.9817.2517.5317.8017.6317.4717.30
Georgia2.602.281.951.631.30
Germany0.90
Ghana24.8025.2425.6826.1226.5627.0025.9524.9023.8522.8021.7520.7020.6820.6520.6320.6018.8017.0015.2015.4515.7015.6015.5015.4013.8312.2710.70
Greece0.30
Guatemala29.0028.1627.3326.4925.6524.8123.9823.1422.3022.4022.5022.6022.7021.1319.5718.0017.4116.8316.2415.6615.0714.4913.9013.7713.6313.5013.3713.2313.10
Guinea21.3021.8222.3322.8523.3723.8824.4023.1521.9020.9820.0619.1418.2217.30
Guinea Bissau22.3021.6220.9320.2519.5718.8818.2017.2016.2017.6519.10
Guyana13.6013.2312.8712.5012.1311.7711.4011.8712.3312.80
Haiti25.3023.7022.1020.5018.9017.3015.7016.4817.2718.0518.8319.6220.4019.0817.7716.4515.1313.8212.50
Honduras18.3017.2616.2215.1814.1413.1012.2611.4210.589.748.908.708.508.308.107.907.70
Hungary2.90
India52.4051.3450.2949.2348.1747.1146.0645.0044.7344.4644.1943.9143.6443.3743.1041.4639.8338.1936.5534.9133.2831.6430.00
Indonesia36.4035.4734.5333.6032.2330.8729.5029.2028.9028.6024.4025.7024.4025.2025.5020.7026.9023.8020.7020.3019.9019.5019.8320.1720.50
Iraq13.9012.8711.8310.809.778.737.708.048.388.729.069.40
Ivory Coast23.7021.9520.2018.4516.7016.9617.2317.4917.7518.0118.2818.5418.8030.3028.0025.7023.4021.1018.80
Jamaica5.405.006.703.704.102.204.505.502.503.203.903.102.301.903.003.403.803.302.80
Japan3.50
Jordan5.205.014.834.644.464.274.093.903.923.943.963.984.003.663.312.972.632.291.941.602.202.803.40
Kazakhstan8.707.486.255.033.804.034.264.494.714.945.175.404.984.554.133.70
Kenya22.4021.9221.4420.9620.4820.0019.8019.6019.5019.4019.3018.9718.6318.3017.9717.6317.30
Kiribati17.20
Kuwait2.502.602.802.902.902.103.102.802.001.902.402.103.103.50
Kyrgyzstan10.709.838.978.107.236.375.504.633.772.903.504.104.704.374.033.70
Laos38.4037.4236.4335.4534.4733.4832.5031.3630.2229.0827.9426.80
Lebanon3.804.004.204.404.604.805.005.205.40
Lesotho17.4017.3817.3517.3317.3017.0416.7816.5216.2616.00
Liberia27.6026.7925.9725.1624.3423.5322.7121.9021.0520.2019.3518.5017.6516.80
Libya4.604.744.885.035.175.315.455.595.735.886.026.166.30
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)2.101.921.741.561.381.201.701.671.631.601.571.531.50
Madagascar38.3038.6038.9039.2039.5039.8039.7139.6339.5439.4639.3739.2939.20
Malawi26.3025.8925.4825.0624.6524.2423.8323.4123.0022.1821.3520.5319.7018.4517.2015.7714.3312.9015.20
Malaysia13.20
Maldives33.2039.9746.7353.5046.5039.5032.5025.5024.6123.7322.8421.9521.0620.1819.2918.40
Mali30.9031.8232.7433.6734.5935.5136.4337.3638.2839.2037.6836.1634.6433.1231.6031.2230.8430.4630.0829.70
Mauritania44.6043.4142.2241.0339.8438.6537.4636.2735.0833.8932.7031.4030.1028.8027.5026.2024.9023.6017.8020.4723.1325.8021.80
Mexico14.6013.7112.8211.9311.0410.169.278.387.496.606.316.035.745.455.164.884.594.304.053.803.553.303.052.80
Moldova3.002.872.742.612.492.362.232.10
Mongolia11.3012.6010.788.957.135.305.305.305.305.305.305.30
Montenegro2.802.592.382.161.951.741.531.311.10
Morocco12.5011.6810.8610.049.228.408.368.328.288.248.208.588.979.359.7310.1210.509.588.657.736.805.884.954.033.10
Mozambique30.8029.4328.0726.7025.3323.9722.6022.2021.8021.4021.0020.6019.5718.5317.50
Namibia23.4023.1322.8522.5822.3022.0321.7521.4821.2020.8120.4320.0419.6619.2718.8918.5017.9317.3716.8016.2315.6715.10
Nepal61.3060.4459.5958.7357.8757.0156.1655.3054.4453.5952.7351.8751.0150.1649.3048.4447.5946.7345.8745.0144.1643.3041.0538.8039.9741.1342.3041.3840.4639.5438.6237.7036.1234.5432.9631.3829.80
Netherlands2.20
Nicaragua10.2010.3810.5610.7410.9211.1010.209.308.407.376.335.305.455.60
Niger42.1042.7543.4044.0544.7045.3546.0045.3544.7044.2743.8343.4042.9742.5342.1041.5340.9740.4039.8339.2738.70
Nigeria37.0036.3935.7835.1834.5733.9633.3532.7532.1431.5330.9230.3229.7129.1028.6328.1527.6827.2028.6027.2725.9324.6028.7532.9021.30
North Korea19.2019.1419.0919.0318.9718.9118.8618.8017.7016.6015.50
Oman13.9013.4613.0212.5812.1411.7011.4211.1410.8610.5810.3010.029.749.469.188.90
Pakistan40.3038.2736.2334.2033.8333.4633.0932.7132.3431.9731.6031.5831.5631.5431.5231.5031.4831.4631.4431.4231.4034.10
Panama6.706.355.995.645.284.934.574.223.863.513.152.80
Papua New Guinea26.2025.9625.7325.4925.2525.0224.7824.5524.3124.0723.8423.6023.3623.1322.8922.6522.4222.1821.9521.7121.4721.2421.0022.3323.6725.0026.3327.6729.00
Paraguay2.202.232.252.282.312.342.362.392.422.452.472.502.532.552.582.612.642.662.692.722.752.772.80
Peru9.709.048.387.727.066.406.105.805.505.205.365.525.685.846.005.505.004.504.904.804.103.703.503.30
Philippines20.3020.4220.5420.6620.7820.9020.6320.3720.1019.7519.40
Romania4.004.504.504.00
Rwanda25.3024.9424.5824.2123.8523.4923.1322.7622.4021.7021.0020.3019.6018.9017.7016.5015.3014.1012.90
Saint Thomas and Principe11.5012.1412.7813.4114.0514.6915.3315.9616.60
Saudi Arabia6.10
Senegal19.3019.8420.3920.9321.4722.0122.5623.1022.8722.6422.4122.1921.9621.7321.5020.0818.6617.2415.8214.4015.2816.1717.0517.9318.8219.7015.5018.1013.80
Serbia2.202.061.921.781.641.50
Sierra Leone28.2028.7029.2029.7030.2030.7028.5326.3724.2023.4022.6021.4720.3319.20
Singapore13.6013.2212.8312.4512.0611.6811.2910.9110.5210.149.759.378.988.608.227.837.457.066.686.295.915.525.144.754.373.983.60
Solomon Islands19.5019.4319.3519.2819.2119.1319.0618.9818.9118.8418.7618.6918.6218.5418.4718.3918.3218.2518.1718.10
Somalia34.2031.0027.8024.60
South Africa13.60
South Korea1.201.161.111.071.030.990.940.90
South Sudan35.9034.5333.1531.7830.40
Sri Lanka31.0030.3129.6228.9228.2327.5426.8526.1525.4624.7724.0823.3822.6922.0021.9721.9421.9121.8921.8621.8321.8021.7021.6022.9724.3325.70
Sudan31.7032.9134.1335.3436.5637.7738.9940.2038.1836.1734.1532.1330.1228.10
Suriname12.6011.8311.0710.309.538.778.007.557.106.656.20
Swaziland9.508.978.437.907.376.836.306.406.506.606.70
Syria12.5012.5312.5512.5812.6012.6312.6512.6812.7012.4612.2211.9811.7411.5011.5011.5011.50
Tajikistan16.4016.1515.9012.459.0010.5312.0713.60
Tanzania27.0027.2827.5627.8428.1228.4026.8725.3323.8022.6421.4820.3219.1618.0017.7617.5217.2817.0416.8017.8014.20
Thailand18.7018.0817.4616.8416.2215.5914.9714.3513.7313.1112.4911.8711.2510.6310.019.388.768.147.526.907.407.908.408.909.409.90
Timor Leste43.0044.9046.8048.7050.6052.5049.6546.8044.8542.9040.9539.00
Togo22.6022.8923.1823.4723.7624.0524.3424.6324.9225.2125.5025.2525.0024.7524.5024.2524.0023.7523.5022.0020.5019.4518.4018.0817.7517.4317.10
Tonga2.10
Trinidad and Tobago4.704.684.654.634.614.584.564.544.524.494.474.454.424.40
Tunisia15.5015.0614.6114.1713.7313.2912.8412.4011.9611.5111.0710.6310.199.749.309.088.878.658.438.228.007.647.286.936.576.215.855.495.134.784.424.063.703.623.533.453.373.283.20
Turkey9.509.008.508.007.507.006.355.705.054.403.753.102.962.812.672.522.382.232.091.941.80
Turkmenistan3.20
Uganda20.4020.8921.3721.8622.3422.8323.3123.8023.2422.6822.1221.5621.0020.5320.0719.6019.1318.6718.2017.6417.0816.5215.9615.40
Ukraine4.80
United States0.600.680.760.840.921.001.081.161.241.321.401.601.501.401.301.231.151.081.000.830.670.50
Uruguay6.106.035.975.906.506.706.506.306.105.785.455.134.80
Uzbekistan16.8015.3013.8012.3010.809.307.807.006.205.404.60
Vanuatu14.10
Vietnam38.0036.9835.9734.9533.9332.9231.9026.6025.2523.9025.1024.1022.9022.2023.2020.5016.1511.80
West Bank and Gaza2.202.803.404.00
Yemen31.2034.2037.2040.2043.2046.2049.2048.3847.5746.7545.9345.1244.3043.4042.5041.6040.7039.8038.9038.0037.1039.0040.90
Zambia22.4022.0821.7521.4321.1021.4721.8322.2022.9323.6724.4022.9021.4019.9018.4016.9016.7816.6716.5516.4316.3216.20
Zimbabwe8.709.5210.3311.1511.9712.7813.6013.4013.2013.0012.8012.6013.0213.4313.8514.2714.6815.1014.8514.6014.3514.1011.5011.7512.0012.2512.50

Prevalence of underweight, male, is the percentage of boys 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