Prevalence of underweight, weight for age

percent of children under 5, 1983–2020

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    1983 Ranking
    1. Papua New Guinea 22.80
    2020 Ranking
    1. Nigeria 18.40
    2. Gambia 11.60
    3. Rwanda 7.70
    4. West Bank and Gaza 2.10

    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