Prevalence of underweight, weight for age

percent of children under 5, 1966–2016

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Country196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Afghanistan44.9043.1941.4739.7638.0436.3334.6132.90
Albania7.1010.4013.7017.0014.9212.8410.768.686.606.536.456.386.30
Algeria8.008.248.488.728.969.209.9010.6011.3010.128.947.766.585.408.2511.108.636.173.703.603.503.403.303.203.103.00
Angola37.0035.1033.2031.3029.4027.5025.5223.5321.5519.5717.5815.60
Argentina1.703.204.704.434.173.903.633.373.102.832.572.30
Armenia2.702.652.602.923.243.563.884.204.424.644.865.085.30
Australia0.20
Azerbaijan8.8010.1011.4012.7014.005.906.406.907.407.908.407.907.406.906.405.905.404.90
Bahrain6.306.526.736.957.177.387.60
Bangladesh63.8064.8065.8066.8065.4864.1562.8361.5064.3063.7059.0061.0058.0056.7052.5053.3052.0042.3045.4043.1040.9042.7039.2039.8041.3040.1839.0537.9336.8034.3531.9032.90
Barbados5.305.245.185.135.075.014.954.894.844.784.724.664.604.554.494.434.374.314.254.204.144.084.023.963.913.853.793.733.673.623.563.50
Belarus1.30
Belize5.405.365.335.295.265.225.195.155.115.085.045.014.974.944.905.165.425.685.946.20
Benin26.8025.7424.6823.6222.5621.5021.2420.9820.7220.4620.2019.9319.6519.3819.1018.8318.5518.2818.00
Bhutan34.0032.3430.6829.0327.3725.7124.0522.3920.7319.0817.4215.7614.1013.6913.2812.8712.4612.0411.6311.2210.8110.4011.6012.80
Bolivia12.7012.2911.8711.4611.0410.6310.219.808.909.7010.2010.5011.5512.6010.939.257.585.905.905.905.905.905.905.625.345.064.784.50
Bosnia and Herzegovina4.203.773.332.902.472.031.601.581.571.551.531.521.50
Botswana15.1014.0012.9011.8010.7010.7710.8410.9110.9911.0611.1311.20
Brazil5.305.195.074.964.844.734.614.504.374.234.103.973.833.703.403.102.802.502.20
Brunei9.60
Bulgaria1.60
Burkina Faso29.6030.2830.9731.6532.3333.0233.7034.0834.4534.8335.2036.0036.8037.6033.7329.8726.0026.20
Burundi30.2030.8731.5432.2132.8833.5534.2234.8835.5536.2236.8937.5638.2338.9038.1637.4236.6835.9435.2033.9832.7631.5430.3229.10
Cape Verde16.7016.6016.5015.9815.4614.9314.4113.8913.3712.8412.3211.80
Cambodia42.6041.8341.0540.2839.5037.2835.0632.8430.6228.4028.5328.6728.8028.9029.0027.8026.6025.4024.20
Cameroon18.0017.9717.9417.9117.8917.8617.8317.8017.3516.9016.4516.0015.5515.1015.8516.6016.3016.0015.7015.4015.1015.0014.9014.80
Canada1.80
Central African Republic23.3020.4020.6820.9621.2421.5221.8022.8323.8724.9025.9326.9728.0026.8825.7524.6323.50
Chad34.3032.6731.0329.4030.5331.6532.7833.9033.3032.7032.1031.5030.9030.3030.0029.7029.4029.1028.80
Chile3.302.601.901.601.301.101.001.000.801.502.202.031.851.681.501.331.150.980.800.800.700.700.700.700.700.700.700.600.600.600.600.600.500.500.500.500.500.500.50
China18.7016.6714.6312.6013.4014.2013.0311.8710.709.438.176.907.157.407.106.806.035.274.504.704.905.104.603.40
Colombia18.6018.3018.0017.7017.4017.1016.8016.5016.2015.9015.6015.3015.0014.7013.8312.9612.0911.2110.349.478.608.678.738.808.387.977.557.136.726.306.025.745.465.184.904.944.985.025.065.104.764.424.083.743.40
Comoros16.2017.7319.2520.7822.3022.9823.6524.3325.0024.3323.6522.9822.3021.6320.9520.2819.6018.9318.2517.5816.90
Congo (Kinshasa)30.7031.1831.6732.1532.6333.1233.6032.7031.8030.9030.0029.1028.2026.8725.5324.2023.9323.6723.40
Congo (Brazzaville)21.1020.5820.0719.5519.0318.5218.0017.4816.9716.4515.9315.4214.9014.3813.8713.3512.8312.3211.8011.8011.8011.8011.8011.8011.8011.9312.0512.1812.30
Costa Rica5.505.064.614.173.733.292.842.402.502.202.002.001.903.204.504.223.933.653.373.082.802.522.231.951.671.381.10
Ivory Coast10.8012.0613.3314.5915.8517.1118.3819.6420.9020.2319.5518.8818.2018.0117.8317.6417.4517.2617.0816.8916.7029.4026.6623.9221.1818.4415.70
Croatia0.600.500.50
Cuba3.40
Czech Republic0.901.021.141.261.381.501.621.741.861.982.10
Djibouti20.2019.6019.0018.4017.8017.2016.6016.0017.5719.1320.7022.2723.8325.4026.4527.5028.5529.6029.6329.6729.7029.7329.7729.80
Dominican Republic9.309.128.948.768.588.407.666.926.185.444.704.404.103.803.503.854.204.304.404.504.603.403.503.603.703.803.904.00
Ecuador14.5014.3314.1714.0013.8313.6713.5013.3313.1713.0012.8312.6712.5011.4510.409.358.307.256.206.236.256.286.306.336.356.386.40
Egypt13.9013.6713.4413.2112.9812.7512.5212.2912.0611.8311.6011.2310.8710.509.358.209.5010.8010.5010.209.406.854.305.777.238.707.055.405.876.336.806.836.876.906.936.977.00
El Salvador19.5018.8518.2117.5616.9216.2715.6214.9814.3313.6813.0412.3911.7511.1010.329.548.767.987.207.688.168.649.129.608.908.207.506.806.106.206.306.406.506.606.336.075.805.535.275.00
Equatorial Guinea13.8014.4315.0715.7014.4313.1511.8810.609.778.938.107.276.435.60
Eritrea36.9037.6038.3037.7637.2136.6736.1335.5935.0434.5035.0435.5836.1136.6537.1937.7338.2638.80
Ethiopia43.3043.1442.9842.8142.6542.4942.3342.1642.0040.5239.0437.5636.0834.6033.7032.8031.9031.0030.1029.2027.8726.5325.20
Fiji6.906.756.616.466.326.176.035.885.745.595.455.30
Gabon8.808.618.428.238.037.847.657.467.277.086.886.696.50
Gambia23.2021.2519.3017.3515.4015.4715.5315.6015.6715.7315.8016.2016.6017.0017.4017.0716.7316.40
Georgia2.702.632.572.502.432.372.302.001.701.401.10
Germany1.10
Ghana24.1024.3024.5024.7024.9025.1024.3023.5022.7021.9021.1020.3019.9319.5519.1818.8017.1715.5313.9014.1014.3014.0013.7013.4012.6711.9311.20
Greece0.30
Guatemala27.8027.0426.2825.5124.7523.9923.2322.4621.7021.3521.0020.6520.3019.6018.6517.7017.0316.3615.6915.0114.3413.6713.0012.9312.8712.8012.7312.6712.60
Guinea21.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2029.1027.7826.4625.1423.8222.5021.6520.8019.9019.0018.1017.2016.30
Guinea Bissau21.9021.1520.4019.6518.9018.1517.4017.0016.6017.3518.1017.8317.5517.2817.00
Guyana22.0021.7521.5021.2521.0020.7520.5020.2520.0019.7519.5019.2218.9318.6518.3718.0817.8017.5217.2316.9516.6716.3816.1014.6513.2011.7510.3010.8311.3711.9011.7211.5311.3511.1710.9810.8010.9011.0011.1010.5810.069.549.028.50
Haiti33.5032.6831.8731.0530.2329.4228.6027.7826.9726.1525.3324.5223.7023.7823.8523.9324.0022.3220.6318.9517.2715.5813.9014.7315.5716.4017.2318.0718.9017.6816.4715.2514.0312.8211.60
Honduras18.1017.6417.1816.7216.2615.8015.9516.1017.6519.2017.8616.5215.1813.8412.5011.7210.9410.169.388.608.358.107.857.607.357.10
Hungary2.30
India67.3066.6566.0065.3564.7064.0563.4062.7562.1061.4560.8060.1559.5056.5753.6350.7048.7846.8644.9443.0241.1042.7544.4044.2744.1444.0143.8943.7643.6343.5041.7439.9838.2136.4534.6932.9331.1629.40
Indonesia35.9033.4531.0030.6030.2029.8029.0028.2027.4026.8726.3325.8022.8024.8023.4023.0023.1019.7024.4022.0019.6019.2718.9318.6019.0319.4719.90
Iran13.8012.3710.939.508.687.877.056.235.424.60
Iraq10.4010.6810.9611.2311.5111.7912.0712.3412.6212.9011.9711.0310.108.007.557.107.387.667.948.228.50
Italy1.30
Jamaica8.107.947.777.617.457.287.126.956.796.636.466.305.154.007.008.904.504.005.603.503.402.303.804.102.602.853.103.403.701.802.002.603.202.852.50
Japan3.203.213.213.223.233.233.243.253.253.263.273.273.283.293.293.303.313.313.323.333.333.343.353.353.363.373.373.383.393.393.40
Jordan4.804.664.514.374.234.093.943.803.763.723.683.643.603.363.112.872.632.392.141.902.272.633.00
Kazakhstan6.705.985.254.533.803.964.114.274.434.594.744.904.604.304.003.70
Kenya20.1019.8019.2518.7018.1517.6017.5517.5017.1716.8316.5017.4518.4017.9017.4016.9016.4015.3214.2413.1612.0811.00
Kiribati11.3011.4511.6011.7511.9012.0512.2012.3512.5012.6512.8012.9513.1013.2513.4013.5513.7013.8514.0014.1514.3014.4514.6014.7514.90
North Korea55.5040.1024.7021.2517.8019.2020.6020.2419.8819.5219.1618.8017.6016.4015.20
South Korea0.900.860.810.770.730.690.640.60
Kuwait5.605.966.326.687.047.407.768.128.488.849.205.351.501.641.781.922.062.202.102.302.802.702.702.902.301.701.702.102.203.103.00
Kyrgyzstan8.207.596.986.375.765.144.533.923.312.703.374.034.704.374.033.703.252.80
Laos39.8035.9035.9836.0736.1536.2336.3236.4035.6034.8034.0033.2032.4031.6030.5829.5628.5427.5226.50
Lebanon3.503.593.683.763.853.944.034.114.20
Lesotho15.2015.1115.0314.9414.8514.7614.6814.5914.5014.4114.3314.2414.1514.0613.9813.8913.8018.9018.3417.7917.2316.6716.1115.5615.0015.4015.8016.2016.6015.9815.3614.7414.1213.5012.8612.2211.5810.9410.30
Liberia17.8018.0118.2218.4318.6318.8419.0519.2619.4719.6819.8820.0920.3020.5120.7220.9321.1321.3421.5521.7621.9722.1822.3822.5922.8022.4622.1121.7721.4321.0920.7420.4019.5518.7017.8517.0016.1515.30
Libya4.304.414.524.634.734.844.955.065.175.285.385.495.60
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1.901.761.621.481.341.201.801.721.631.551.471.381.30
Madagascar29.7030.4331.1531.8832.6033.3334.0534.7835.5040.9035.6530.4032.9535.5035.6935.8736.0636.2436.4336.6136.80
Malawi21.1021.4021.7022.0022.3022.6022.9023.2023.5023.8024.1024.4025.1025.8026.5026.4326.3726.3023.9021.5020.7319.9519.1818.4016.9515.5014.3713.2312.1013.8014.5315.2515.9816.70
Malaysia22.1023.1022.6020.5019.7017.7017.4517.2016.9516.7016.1615.6115.0714.5313.9913.4412.90
Maldives32.5039.0040.2541.5037.5533.6029.6525.7024.7123.7322.7421.7520.7619.7818.7917.80
Mali29.0030.0231.0432.0733.0934.1135.1336.1637.1838.2036.5834.9633.3431.7230.1029.6629.2228.7828.3427.90
Mauritania43.3039.4735.6331.8027.9724.1320.3022.8325.3527.8830.4029.3728.3427.3126.2925.2624.2323.2015.9018.7321.5724.4019.50
Mauritius21.1020.2919.4818.6717.8617.0516.2415.4314.6213.8113.00
Mexico12.4013.9014.0314.1614.2914.4114.5414.6714.8010.406.005.685.355.034.704.384.053.733.403.303.203.103.002.902.80
Moldova3.203.062.912.772.632.492.342.20
Mongolia10.8010.8010.8010.8010.8010.8010.8010.8011.609.908.206.504.805.305.185.064.944.824.703.672.631.60
Montenegro2.202.051.901.751.601.451.301.151.00
Morocco12.7011.7810.869.949.028.108.027.947.867.787.708.078.438.809.179.539.909.058.207.356.505.654.803.953.10
Mozambique23.9026.0028.1026.8325.5524.2823.0022.1021.2020.6220.0419.4618.8818.3017.4016.5015.60
Burma (Myanmar)34.1033.2232.3331.4530.5729.6828.8032.8031.1029.4027.7038.7031.8525.0026.7028.4030.1029.9329.7729.6028.4327.2726.1024.9323.7722.60
Namibia21.5021.3521.2021.0520.9020.7520.6020.4520.3019.9019.5019.1018.7018.3017.9017.5016.7816.0715.3514.6313.9213.20
Nauru4.80
Nepal60.8059.9759.1358.3057.4656.6355.7954.9654.1253.2952.4551.6250.7849.9549.1148.2847.4446.6145.7744.9444.1042.9040.5538.2039.8041.4043.0042.1641.3240.4839.6438.8036.8634.9232.9831.0429.1029.4329.7730.10
Netherlands1.60
Nicaragua8.708.788.868.959.039.119.199.279.359.449.529.609.749.8810.0210.1610.309.478.637.806.635.474.305.005.70
Niger45.0044.4343.8643.2942.7142.1441.5741.0041.6742.3343.0043.6744.3345.0044.3043.6042.9842.3741.7541.1340.5239.9039.5739.2338.9038.5738.2337.90
Nigeria35.1035.1035.1035.1033.8032.5031.2029.9028.6027.3027.2827.2527.2327.2026.8326.4526.0825.7026.7025.9325.1724.4027.7031.0019.80
Oman21.4017.6013.8010.0010.2610.5210.7811.0411.3011.0310.7610.4910.229.959.689.419.148.878.608.829.049.269.489.70
Pakistan48.3047.8747.4347.0046.5746.1345.7045.2744.8344.4043.3242.2441.1640.0839.0037.7736.5335.3034.2033.7233.2332.7532.2731.7831.3031.2631.2231.1831.1431.1031.0631.0230.9830.9430.9031.60
Panama11.7011.3811.0610.7510.4310.119.799.489.168.848.528.217.897.577.256.946.626.306.105.905.705.505.305.104.864.624.384.143.90
Papua New Guinea24.6024.3024.0123.7123.4223.1222.8322.5322.2421.9421.6521.3521.0520.7620.4620.1719.8719.5819.2818.9918.6918.4018.1019.7321.3723.0024.6326.2727.90
Paraguay2.802.842.882.922.963.003.043.083.123.163.203.243.283.323.363.403.293.173.062.942.832.712.60
Peru11.7011.2910.8710.4610.049.639.218.808.187.566.946.325.705.585.455.335.205.245.285.325.365.405.104.804.504.304.304.203.503.303.10
Philippines45.5043.7341.9740.2038.4336.6734.9033.1331.3729.6029.5429.4829.4229.3629.3029.5029.7029.9029.8529.8026.3026.7027.1027.5027.9028.3026.7825.2623.7422.2220.7020.7020.7020.7020.7020.7020.5320.3720.2020.0519.90
Qatar4.80
Romania5.004.804.604.404.204.003.803.603.403.703.803.50
Rwanda24.7024.6824.6524.6324.6024.5824.5524.5324.5024.4824.4524.4324.4024.3824.3524.3324.3024.2824.2524.2324.2023.2322.2521.2820.3019.8419.3818.9218.4618.0016.7415.4814.2212.9611.70
Samoa1.70
Saint Thomas and Principe14.5014.1913.8713.5613.2412.9312.6112.3011.9911.6711.3611.0410.7310.4110.109.759.409.058.708.358.0011.2014.4013.4712.5311.6010.679.738.80
Saudi Arabia13.5012.7512.0111.2610.529.779.038.287.546.796.055.30
Senegal17.3017.5817.8718.1518.4318.7219.0021.9021.1320.3719.6019.7819.9520.1320.3019.1417.9816.8215.6614.5015.2816.0716.8517.6318.4219.2014.4016.8012.80
Serbia1.801.761.721.681.641.601.651.701.751.80
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 Leone25.0023.4721.9320.4020.7021.0021.3021.6021.9022.2022.5022.8023.1023.4023.7025.4025.3325.2625.1925.1225.0524.9824.9124.8424.7724.7025.4226.1426.8627.5828.3025.9723.6321.3021.2021.1020.1019.1018.10
Singapore12.2011.8611.5211.1710.8310.4910.159.809.469.128.788.438.097.757.417.076.726.386.045.705.355.014.674.333.983.643.30
Solomon Islands17.7017.6317.5517.4817.4117.3317.2617.1817.1117.0416.9616.8916.8216.7416.6716.5916.5216.4516.3716.3016.0315.7715.5015.2314.9714.7014.4314.1713.9013.6313.3713.1012.8312.5712.3012.0311.7711.50
Somalia22.8024.4726.1327.8029.4731.1332.8029.5326.2723.00
South Africa8.008.428.849.269.6810.1010.4010.7011.0011.3011.6010.8810.159.438.70
South Sudan32.5031.2830.0528.8327.60
Sri Lanka49.8047.5245.2442.9740.6938.4136.1333.8631.5829.3030.0530.8031.5532.3033.0533.8031.5529.3028.0026.7025.4024.1022.8022.5622.3122.0721.8321.5921.3421.1021.3521.6023.1724.7326.30
Saint Lucia12.1011.8411.5811.3311.0710.8110.5510.2910.039.789.529.269.008.748.488.237.977.717.457.196.936.686.426.165.905.645.385.134.874.614.354.093.833.583.323.062.80
Sudan31.8032.7433.6934.6335.5736.5137.4638.4036.5034.6032.7030.8028.9027.0027.7528.5029.2530.0030.7531.5032.2533.00
Suriname11.4010.7510.109.458.808.157.507.086.656.235.80
Swaziland8.508.548.578.618.648.688.718.758.788.828.858.898.928.968.999.039.069.108.608.107.607.106.606.106.707.306.555.805.805.805.805.80
Syria11.5011.4011.3010.249.188.127.066.0011.1010.8810.6610.4410.2210.0010.0310.0710.10
Tajikistan14.9014.9515.0011.658.309.9711.6313.30
Tanzania25.1025.4625.8226.1826.5426.9026.3725.8325.3023.5821.8620.1418.4216.7016.5416.3816.2216.0615.9016.2013.60
Thailand17.4017.2217.0316.8516.6716.4816.3015.8515.4014.6413.8713.1112.3511.5810.8210.059.298.537.767.007.377.738.108.478.839.20
Timor Leste40.6041.5043.2845.0546.8348.6046.9545.3043.4041.5039.6037.70
Togo23.1022.9422.7822.6322.4722.3122.1521.9921.8321.6821.5221.3621.2020.6420.0819.5118.9518.3917.8317.2616.7019.9523.2023.0922.9822.8622.7522.6422.5322.4122.3021.4020.5018.5016.5016.4316.3516.2816.20
Tonga1.90
Trinidad and Tobago14.3013.4312.5511.6810.819.949.068.197.326.455.574.704.684.654.634.614.584.564.544.524.494.474.454.424.40
Tunisia17.2016.5815.9615.3414.7114.0913.4712.8512.2311.6110.9910.369.749.128.508.438.378.308.238.178.106.504.903.303.373.433.503.473.433.403.373.333.303.132.972.802.632.472.30
Turkey8.708.859.008.337.677.006.425.835.254.674.083.503.052.602.151.701.741.781.821.861.90
Turkmenistan10.5010.2810.079.859.639.429.20
Tuvalu1.60
Uganda19.7019.9620.2120.4720.7320.9921.2421.5021.0020.5020.0019.5019.0018.5718.1317.7017.2716.8316.4015.9415.4815.0214.5614.10
Ukraine4.102.500.90
United Kingdom1.90
United States2.001.951.901.851.801.751.701.651.601.551.501.451.401.351.301.251.201.151.101.051.000.950.900.920.940.960.981.001.021.041.061.081.101.301.231.171.101.030.950.880.800.700.600.50
Uruguay6.506.396.286.186.075.965.855.745.635.535.425.315.205.275.335.405.706.005.575.134.704.654.604.554.50
Uzbekistan15.3013.9312.5711.209.838.477.106.435.755.084.40
Vanuatu17.3016.7816.2715.7515.2414.7214.2113.6913.1812.6612.1511.6311.1210.6010.7010.8010.9011.0011.1011.2011.3011.4011.5011.6011.7011.5311.3711.2011.0310.8710.70
Venezuela8.907.906.905.904.903.904.835.776.705.404.504.003.904.104.404.504.604.103.904.004.204.604.504.103.903.703.202.90
Vietnam47.0045.4343.8542.2840.7039.9439.1838.4237.6636.9040.6039.4038.2037.0035.8032.8026.7025.0523.4024.6023.8022.7022.1022.6020.2016.1012.00
West Bank and Gaza3.603.473.353.223.092.962.842.712.582.452.332.202.703.203.703.132.551.981.40
Yemen29.6030.5231.4432.3633.2834.2047.6046.8546.1045.3544.6043.8543.1042.1541.2040.2539.3038.3537.4036.4535.5037.7039.90
Zambia21.2020.8020.4020.0019.6019.6019.6019.6020.8322.0723.3021.6219.9418.2616.5814.9014.8814.8714.8514.8314.8214.80
Zimbabwe10.508.008.629.239.8510.4711.0811.7011.6611.6211.5811.5411.5011.9212.3312.7513.1713.5814.0013.6813.3513.0312.7010.1010.3810.6510.9311.20

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