Prevalence of underweight, weight for age

percent of children under 5, 1983–2020

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Country19831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Afghanistan44.9043.1941.4739.7638.0436.3334.6132.9031.9831.0630.1329.2128.2927.3726.4425.5224.6023.5022.4021.3020.2019.10
Albania7.1010.4013.7017.0014.9212.8410.768.686.606.536.456.386.305.705.104.503.903.302.702.101.50
Algeria8.008.248.488.728.969.209.9010.6011.3010.128.947.766.585.408.2511.109.187.255.333.403.333.273.203.133.073.002.962.912.872.832.792.742.70
Angola36.2034.3332.4530.5828.7126.8424.9623.0921.2219.3517.4715.6016.0316.4516.8817.3017.7318.1518.5819.00
Argentina1.703.204.704.434.173.903.633.373.102.832.572.302.262.212.172.132.092.042.001.961.911.871.831.791.741.70
Armenia2.702.652.602.923.243.563.884.204.424.644.865.085.304.854.403.953.503.052.60
Australia0.20
Azerbaijan8.8010.1011.4012.7014.005.906.406.907.407.908.408.027.647.266.886.505.704.90
Bahrain6.306.526.736.957.177.387.60
Bangladesh66.8065.4864.1562.8361.5061.2060.6056.1058.0055.2054.0053.6050.7049.5042.4043.2041.0038.9042.8037.3037.9041.3040.1539.0037.8536.7035.9035.1032.8030.0827.3524.6321.9022.60
Barbados3.50
Belarus1.30
Belgium1.00
Belize5.405.375.345.315.295.265.235.205.175.145.115.095.065.035.005.245.485.725.966.205.805.405.004.60
Benin26.2024.8623.5222.1820.8419.5019.2619.0118.7718.5318.2918.0417.8017.8317.8717.9017.9317.9718.0017.7017.4017.1016.80
Bhutan34.0032.3430.6829.0327.3725.7124.0522.3920.7319.0817.4215.7614.1013.6913.2812.8712.4612.0411.6311.2210.8110.4011.5512.70
Bolivia9.807.809.7010.2010.5010.7511.009.738.457.185.905.885.865.845.825.805.545.285.024.764.504.284.053.833.603.553.503.453.40
Bosnia and Herzegovina4.203.773.332.902.472.031.601.601.601.601.601.601.60
Botswana15.1014.1013.1012.1011.1011.2011.3011.4011.5011.6011.7011.80
Brazil5.605.445.295.134.974.814.664.504.294.083.873.663.453.253.042.832.622.412.20
Brunei9.60
Bulgaria1.602.303.003.703.443.192.932.672.412.161.90
Burkina Faso28.7029.0729.4329.8030.1730.5330.9030.4129.9229.4328.9428.4527.9627.4726.9826.4926.0026.2025.1024.3020.9020.0022.8018.9016.2017.7016.40
Burundi33.6034.0234.4534.8735.2935.7236.1436.5636.9837.4137.8338.2538.6839.1038.3237.5436.7635.9835.2033.9832.7631.5430.3229.1029.1329.1729.2029.2329.2729.3029.4529.6027.00
Cape Verde13.7013.4913.2813.0712.8612.6412.4312.2212.0111.80
Cambodia42.6041.8841.1540.4339.7037.4235.1432.8630.5828.3028.3028.3028.3028.6028.9027.7026.5025.3024.10
Cameroon12.9013.5314.1614.7915.4116.0416.6717.3016.9316.5716.2015.8315.4715.1015.8016.5016.2415.9815.7215.4615.2015.0714.9314.8013.8512.9011.9511.00
Central African Republic24.0023.5523.1022.6522.2021.7521.3022.1022.9023.7024.5025.3026.1025.4524.8024.1523.5024.0024.5022.2520.0019.9319.8519.7819.7020.50
Chad34.3032.6030.9029.2030.3531.5032.6533.8033.2232.6332.0531.4730.8830.3030.1229.9429.7629.5829.4026.8524.3024.7029.20
Chile2.202.031.851.681.501.331.150.980.800.800.700.700.700.700.700.700.700.600.600.600.600.600.500.500.500.500.500.500.50
China18.7016.6714.6312.6013.4014.2013.0311.8710.709.438.176.907.157.407.106.806.035.274.504.274.033.803.403.403.072.732.40
Colombia8.908.878.838.808.387.977.557.136.726.306.025.745.465.184.904.924.944.964.985.004.684.364.043.723.403.453.503.553.603.653.70
Comoros15.2016.6818.1519.6321.1022.1023.1024.1025.1024.4223.7323.0522.3721.6821.0020.3219.6318.9518.2717.5816.90
Congo (Kinshasa)30.7030.6330.5730.5030.4330.3730.3029.5228.7327.9527.1726.3825.6025.1324.6724.2023.9323.6723.4023.3323.2523.1823.10
Congo (Brazzaville)16.4016.1515.9015.6515.4015.1514.9014.6514.4014.1513.9013.6513.4013.1512.9012.6512.4012.1511.9011.8811.8711.8511.8311.8211.8011.9712.1312.30
Costa Rica2.402.502.202.002.001.902.853.803.583.353.132.902.682.452.232.001.781.551.331.101.281.461.641.822.002.182.362.542.722.90
Ivory Coast11.7012.7813.8514.9316.0017.0818.1519.2320.3019.7819.2518.7318.2019.4420.6921.9323.1824.4225.6726.9128.1629.4026.6623.9221.1818.4415.7014.9814.2513.5312.80
Cuba3.403.353.293.243.193.143.083.032.982.932.872.822.772.722.662.612.562.512.452.40
Czech Republic0.901.021.141.261.381.501.621.741.861.982.10
Djibouti20.2019.6019.0018.4017.8017.2016.6016.0017.4018.8020.2021.6023.0024.4024.9525.5026.0526.6027.1527.7028.2528.8029.3529.90
Dominican Republic8.708.648.588.528.468.407.666.926.185.444.704.354.003.653.303.754.204.134.053.983.903.403.503.603.703.803.904.00
Ecuador14.5014.1813.8713.5513.2412.9212.6112.2911.9811.6611.3511.0310.7210.409.668.928.187.446.706.756.806.736.676.606.536.476.405.755.105.125.145.165.185.20
Egypt9.409.7710.1310.508.209.079.9310.8010.339.879.409.269.128.988.848.707.055.405.876.336.806.836.876.906.936.977.00
El Salvador11.1010.489.869.248.628.008.348.689.029.369.708.988.267.546.826.106.226.346.466.586.706.426.135.855.575.285.00
Equatorial Guinea13.8014.4315.0715.7014.4313.1511.8810.609.899.178.467.747.036.315.60
Eritrea36.9038.2539.6038.8438.0937.3336.5735.8135.0634.3034.9435.5836.2136.8537.4938.1338.7639.40
Estonia0.40
Swaziland9.108.588.077.557.036.526.006.657.306.605.905.885.855.835.80
Ethiopia41.9041.8941.8841.8641.8541.8441.8341.8141.8040.3038.8037.3035.8034.3033.4532.6031.7530.9030.0529.2028.3027.4026.5025.0023.5022.7021.9021.10
Fiji6.906.756.616.466.326.176.035.885.745.595.455.30
Gabon9.008.788.578.358.137.927.707.487.277.056.836.626.40
Gambia23.2021.2519.3017.3515.4015.4715.5315.6015.6715.7315.8016.2016.6017.0017.4017.6517.9016.5015.2614.0212.7811.5410.3010.9511.60
Georgia2.702.652.602.552.502.452.402.081.751.431.101.211.321.431.541.661.771.881.992.10
Germany1.101.051.000.950.900.850.800.750.700.650.600.550.50
Ghana24.8025.0025.2025.4025.6025.8024.9024.0023.1022.2020.1019.8819.6619.4419.2219.0017.3015.6013.9014.1514.4014.0713.7313.4012.6711.9311.2011.6712.1312.60
Greece0.20
Guatemala27.9027.1326.3525.5824.8024.0323.2522.4821.7021.3521.0020.6520.3018.8018.5018.2017.6117.0316.4415.8615.2714.6914.1013.8213.5313.2512.9712.6812.40
Guinea21.2020.9620.7220.4820.2420.0020.4520.9021.3521.8022.2522.7019.5516.4016.8817.3617.8418.3218.8018.6818.5518.4318.3017.3016.30
Guinea Bissau19.8019.6219.4419.2619.0818.9018.7218.5418.3618.1818.0017.5017.0017.0017.0017.3617.7218.0818.4418.80
Guyana13.2012.4811.7511.0310.3010.8311.3711.9011.7211.5311.3511.1710.9810.8010.8710.9311.0010.449.889.328.768.20
Haiti23.7023.7323.7523.7823.8022.1520.5018.8517.2015.5513.9014.7315.5716.4017.2318.0718.9017.6816.4715.2514.0312.8211.6011.1810.7610.349.929.50
Honduras18.1017.3316.5515.7815.0015.3715.7316.1017.0017.9016.8815.8614.8413.8212.8011.9811.1610.349.528.708.438.177.907.637.377.10
India55.5054.1552.8051.2048.6446.0843.5240.9638.4042.3546.3045.9045.5045.1044.7044.3043.9043.5041.7439.9838.2136.4534.6932.9331.1629.4036.3034.8533.40
Indonesia35.9033.4531.0030.6030.2029.8029.9330.0530.1830.3028.0525.8022.8024.8023.4023.0023.1019.7024.4022.0019.6019.2718.9318.6019.0319.4719.9019.4619.0218.5818.1417.70
Iran13.8012.3710.939.508.687.877.056.235.424.604.524.434.354.274.184.10
Iraq10.4010.6710.9311.2011.4711.7312.0012.2712.5312.8011.9011.0010.108.007.557.107.127.147.167.187.206.736.265.795.314.844.373.90
Jamaica5.805.705.605.705.154.604.805.603.503.802.103.904.002.702.903.103.954.801.802.402.903.403.052.702.452.203.304.40
Japan3.40
Jordan5.104.914.734.544.364.173.993.803.783.763.743.723.703.443.192.932.672.412.161.902.272.633.00
Kazakhstan4.404.254.103.953.803.964.114.274.434.594.744.904.604.304.003.703.363.022.682.342.00
Kenya19.4017.9017.8017.7017.6017.5017.3017.1016.8716.6316.4017.2018.0017.5017.0016.5015.2313.9712.7012.2011.7011.20
Kiribati11.3011.4611.6211.7811.9312.0912.2512.4112.5712.7312.8813.0413.2013.3613.5213.6813.8313.9914.1514.3114.4714.6314.7814.9415.1014.1913.2812.3711.4610.549.638.727.816.90
South Korea0.900.870.830.800.770.730.70
Kuwait1.501.641.781.922.062.202.102.302.802.702.702.902.301.701.702.102.203.103.00
Kyrgyzstan10.409.548.697.836.986.125.274.413.562.703.374.034.704.404.103.803.302.802.552.302.051.80
Laos39.8035.9035.8535.8035.7535.7035.6535.6034.9334.2733.6032.9332.2731.6030.6029.6028.6027.6026.6026.3326.0525.7825.5023.3021.10
Lebanon3.503.593.683.763.853.944.034.114.20
Lesotho13.8018.9018.6918.4818.2718.0617.8517.6517.4417.2317.0216.8116.6015.9615.3214.6814.0413.4012.8212.2411.6611.0810.5010.5010.5010.5010.50
Liberia22.8022.4622.1121.7721.4321.0920.7420.4019.1317.8716.6016.1715.7315.3014.7314.1713.6012.7011.8010.90
Libya4.204.324.434.554.674.784.905.025.135.255.375.485.606.477.348.219.099.9610.8311.70
Madagascar35.2040.9035.6530.4034.2038.0037.8137.6337.4437.2637.0736.8936.7036.1935.6835.1634.6534.1433.6333.1132.6031.5730.5329.5028.4727.4326.40
Malawi24.4025.1025.8026.5025.8325.1724.5023.0021.5021.6021.7020.1518.6017.1015.6014.4313.2712.1013.9014.6015.3016.0016.7011.8015.0012.6011.809.00
Malaysia22.1023.1022.6020.5019.7017.7017.4517.2016.9516.7016.1315.5614.9914.4113.8413.2712.7012.6712.6312.6012.5712.5312.5012.4712.4312.4013.7013.8313.9714.10
Maldives32.5039.0037.8536.7033.9531.2028.4525.7024.7023.7022.7021.7020.7019.7018.7017.7017.3416.9816.6116.2515.8915.5315.1614.80
Mali28.6029.6130.6231.6332.6433.6634.6735.6836.6937.7036.1634.6233.0831.5430.0029.5829.1628.7428.3227.9025.6523.4021.1518.9020.0021.3722.7324.1025.0020.2017.1018.6018.10
Marshall Islands11.90
Mauritania20.3022.6525.0027.3529.7029.1028.5027.9027.3026.7026.1025.5016.5019.1321.7724.4020.4021.9023.4024.9023.0021.1019.20
Mauritius21.1020.2919.4818.6717.8617.0516.2415.4314.6213.8113.00
Mexico10.909.609.709.809.9010.0010.1010.2010.307.955.605.335.054.784.504.233.953.683.403.303.203.103.002.902.803.173.533.904.204.374.534.70
Moldova3.203.062.912.772.632.492.342.20
Mongolia11.8011.6611.5111.3711.2311.0910.9410.8011.609.908.206.504.805.304.904.504.103.703.302.732.171.601.331.070.801.301.80
Montenegro2.202.051.901.751.601.451.301.151.001.542.082.623.163.70
Morocco10.409.949.489.028.568.108.027.947.867.787.708.058.408.759.109.459.808.948.087.216.355.494.633.762.902.852.802.752.702.652.60
Mozambique23.9025.1026.3025.8525.4024.9524.5022.8521.2020.6020.0019.4018.8018.2017.3316.4715.6015.6015.6015.6015.60
Burma (Myanmar)32.5037.0035.0733.1331.2038.7033.4028.1028.7329.3730.0029.7329.4729.2028.1027.0025.9024.8023.7022.6022.0121.4320.8420.2619.6719.0918.5018.8019.10
Namibia21.4021.2521.1020.9520.8020.6520.5020.3520.2019.8019.4019.0018.6018.2017.8017.4016.7016.0015.3014.6013.9013.20
Nauru4.80
Nepal42.6047.1042.6538.2039.7341.2742.8041.9641.1240.2839.4438.6036.6634.7232.7830.8428.9029.1729.4329.7028.5027.3026.3325.3724.40
Netherlands1.101.091.081.081.071.061.051.051.041.031.021.021.011.00
Nicaragua9.609.749.8810.0210.1610.309.438.577.706.575.434.304.775.235.705.485.265.044.824.60
Niger45.0044.1043.2042.3041.4040.5039.6038.7040.0741.4342.8044.1745.5346.9045.0043.1041.8540.6039.3538.1036.8535.6037.9034.6033.5040.0038.4032.1033.1034.6035.8032.0034.7537.5031.30
Nigeria33.1033.7734.4335.1034.2633.4232.5831.7430.9030.0629.2228.3827.5426.7026.3926.0825.7625.4525.1424.8324.5124.2023.0021.8020.6019.5031.5026.6521.8020.1018.40
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1.901.881.871.851.831.821.801.721.631.551.471.381.301.251.201.151.101.051.000.950.90
Oman18.6015.8713.1310.4010.9211.4411.9612.4813.0012.5612.1211.6811.2410.8010.369.929.489.048.608.829.049.269.489.7010.2010.7011.20
Pakistan44.4043.2042.0040.8039.6038.4035.3034.9334.5734.2033.7033.2032.7032.2031.7031.2031.2231.2431.2631.2831.3031.3231.3431.3631.3831.4031.6031.8030.0628.3226.5824.8423.10
Panama5.005.055.105.155.205.255.305.024.744.464.183.903.823.743.653.573.493.413.333.253.163.083.00
Papua New Guinea22.8022.5922.3722.1621.9521.7321.5221.3021.0920.8820.6620.4520.2420.0219.8119.6019.3819.1718.9518.7418.5318.3118.1020.0421.9823.9225.8627.80
Paraguay2.802.842.882.922.963.003.043.083.123.163.203.243.283.323.363.403.293.173.062.942.832.712.602.281.951.631.30
Peru8.808.187.566.946.325.705.585.455.335.205.245.285.325.365.404.854.304.304.304.304.203.403.603.203.403.203.202.602.40
Philippines29.3029.5029.7029.9029.8529.8026.3026.7027.1027.5027.9028.3026.7825.2623.7422.2220.7020.6820.6620.6420.6220.6020.4720.3320.2020.0519.9020.6521.4020.6319.8719.10
Poland0.70
Portugal0.40
Qatar4.80
Romania5.004.804.604.404.204.003.803.603.403.703.803.50
Rwanda24.2023.8023.4023.0022.6022.0321.4520.8820.3019.8219.3418.8618.3817.9017.0016.1015.2014.3011.7011.8512.0010.979.938.9010.1311.3712.6010.157.70
Samoa1.701.801.902.002.102.202.302.402.502.602.702.802.903.003.103.203.243.283.323.363.40
Saint Thomas and Principe14.5014.3014.0913.8913.6913.4813.2813.0812.8712.6712.4612.2612.0611.8511.6511.4511.2411.0410.8410.6310.4310.2310.029.829.619.419.219.008.808.127.446.766.085.40
Saudi Arabia13.5012.6811.8611.0410.229.408.587.766.946.125.30
Senegal17.0017.6818.3619.0419.7220.4019.7019.0019.2019.4019.6019.1518.7018.2517.8017.1416.4815.8215.1614.5015.1515.8016.4517.1017.7518.4014.4016.7012.8016.1013.8014.4015.1014.40
Serbia1.801.761.721.681.641.601.651.701.751.801.641.481.321.161.00
Seychelles5.004.944.884.834.774.714.654.594.534.484.424.364.304.244.184.134.074.013.953.893.833.783.723.663.60
Sierra Leone23.7025.4025.2025.0024.8024.6024.4024.2024.0023.8023.6023.4024.1624.9225.6826.4427.2025.4623.7221.9820.2418.5017.1315.7514.3813.0013.2013.4013.6013.5513.50
Singapore3.30
Solomon Islands16.3016.0515.8015.5515.3015.0514.8014.5514.3014.0513.8013.5513.3013.0512.8012.5512.3012.0511.8012.3512.9013.4514.0014.5515.1015.6516.20
Somalia22.8024.2325.6627.0928.5129.9431.3732.8029.3725.9322.50
South Africa8.008.368.729.089.449.809.699.589.479.369.249.139.028.918.808.277.747.216.696.165.635.105.905.50
South Sudan32.5031.3030.1028.9027.70
Sri Lanka32.8032.3831.9731.5531.1330.7230.3029.8029.3028.0226.7425.4624.1822.9022.7922.6722.5622.4422.3322.2122.1021.8521.6023.1024.6026.1024.7023.3021.9020.50
Saint Lucia2.80
Sudan27.0027.7028.4029.1029.8030.6031.4032.2033.00
Suriname11.1010.509.909.308.708.107.507.086.656.235.805.916.036.146.256.366.486.596.70
Syria11.5011.4011.3010.249.188.127.066.0011.5011.2010.9010.6010.3010.0010.1010.2010.3010.40
Tajikistan14.9015.0015.1011.708.309.9711.6313.3011.589.858.136.407.60
Tanzania24.8025.2025.6026.0026.4026.8026.3025.8025.3023.5821.8620.1418.4216.7016.6416.5816.5216.4616.4016.1014.1013.6013.1013.4013.7014.0014.3014.60
Thailand20.2019.5518.9018.2517.6016.9516.3015.8515.4014.6413.8713.1112.3511.5810.8210.059.298.537.767.007.377.738.108.478.839.208.587.957.336.707.037.377.70
Timor Leste40.6041.5043.5045.5047.5049.5047.2044.9043.0541.2039.3537.50
Togo21.7021.0820.4519.8319.2018.5817.9517.3316.7020.2523.8023.4723.1422.8122.4822.1521.8221.4921.1620.8320.5016.6015.1015.8016.5016.3016.1015.8015.5015.20
Tonga1.801.661.511.371.231.090.940.80
Trinidad and Tobago6.206.055.915.765.625.475.325.185.034.884.744.594.454.304.354.414.464.524.574.634.684.744.794.854.90
Tunisia7.907.396.886.375.865.344.834.323.813.303.373.433.503.473.433.403.373.333.303.132.972.802.632.472.302.182.071.951.831.721.60
Turkey8.708.859.008.337.677.006.425.835.254.674.083.503.102.702.301.901.982.062.142.222.302.141.981.821.661.50
Turkmenistan10.5010.2810.079.859.639.429.208.537.877.206.535.875.204.533.873.203.183.153.133.10
Tuvalu1.60
Uganda19.7019.8620.0120.1720.3320.4920.6420.8020.4820.1619.8419.5219.2018.7218.2317.7517.2716.7816.3016.1015.9015.7014.9014.1011.9011.8011.7011.0510.40
Ukraine4.10
United States0.800.830.870.900.930.971.001.031.071.100.950.801.051.301.000.700.700.700.851.000.750.500.600.701.051.400.900.40
Uruguay6.506.356.206.055.905.755.605.455.305.155.004.854.704.935.175.405.106.005.404.804.204.154.104.054.002.601.201.872.533.202.501.80
Uzbekistan13.3012.3211.3310.359.378.387.406.655.905.154.404.264.133.993.853.723.583.453.313.173.042.90
Vanuatu10.6010.6810.7510.8310.9010.9811.0511.1311.2011.2811.3511.4311.5011.5411.5811.6211.6611.70
Venezuela3.904.835.776.705.404.504.003.904.104.404.504.604.103.904.004.204.604.504.103.903.703.202.90
Vietnam40.7039.8839.0638.2437.4236.6040.6039.4038.2037.0035.8031.1026.7025.0523.4024.6023.8022.7022.1022.6020.2017.5011.7016.8016.2015.3014.5014.1013.8013.40
West Bank and Gaza2.502.432.352.282.202.482.753.033.302.952.602.883.153.433.703.132.551.981.401.521.631.751.871.982.10
Yemen29.9030.7631.6232.4833.3434.2043.0043.3843.7744.1544.5344.9245.3041.0036.7036.5036.3036.1035.9035.7035.5037.7039.90
Zambia21.2020.8020.4020.0019.6019.6019.6019.6020.8022.0023.2021.5419.8818.2216.5614.9014.9014.9014.9014.9014.9014.9014.2813.6613.0412.4211.80
Zimbabwe10.508.008.639.279.9010.5311.1711.8011.7411.6811.6211.5611.5011.9212.3312.7513.1713.5814.0013.4312.8512.2811.7010.2010.4510.7010.9511.208.508.809.109.409.70

Prevalence of child malnutrition is the percentage of children under age five whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population aged 0 to 59 months. The data are based on the World Health Organization’s new child growth standards released in 2006.

Source: World Bank