Prevalence of wasting

percent of children under 5, 1966–2016

Info Edit
Country196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Afghanistan18.2016.8315.4614.0912.7111.349.978.60
Albania8.109.4710.8312.2011.2210.249.268.287.307.838.358.889.40
Algeria4.004.625.245.866.487.107.938.779.608.307.005.704.403.106.359.607.735.874.004.014.034.044.064.074.094.10
Angola8.608.428.248.067.887.707.787.877.958.038.128.20
Argentina1.602.904.203.873.533.202.872.532.201.871.531.20
Armenia3.302.902.503.103.704.304.905.505.244.984.724.464.20
Azerbaijan3.805.106.407.709.003.203.924.645.366.086.806.275.745.214.694.163.633.10
Bahrain6.806.776.736.706.676.636.60
Bangladesh17.4017.3717.3317.3017.3517.4017.4517.5015.8016.7014.6017.4015.7016.1020.6015.6014.2012.5013.2012.9013.0014.6012.3012.4017.5017.0516.6016.1515.7012.659.6014.30
Barbados3.903.994.094.184.274.374.464.554.654.744.844.935.025.125.215.305.405.495.585.685.775.865.966.056.156.246.336.436.526.616.716.80
Belarus2.20
Belize1.902.182.462.743.023.30
Benin17.5015.8014.1012.4010.709.008.888.768.648.528.407.917.436.946.455.965.484.994.50
Bhutan5.204.984.754.534.304.083.853.633.403.182.952.732.502.742.993.233.483.723.974.214.464.705.305.90
Bolivia1.001.151.301.451.601.751.902.052.202.823.444.064.685.304.383.452.531.601.621.641.661.681.701.641.581.521.461.40
Bosnia and Herzegovina7.406.836.275.705.134.574.003.723.433.152.872.582.30
Botswana13.2011.409.607.806.006.176.346.516.696.867.037.20
Brazil2.802.692.582.472.362.252.152.041.931.821.711.60
Brunei2.90
Bulgaria3.20
Burkina Faso15.5015.5315.5715.6015.6315.6715.7017.0818.4519.8321.2022.2723.3324.4020.0315.6711.3015.40
Burundi7.907.927.957.977.998.028.048.068.088.118.138.158.188.208.368.528.688.849.008.427.847.266.686.10
Cape Verde6.005.154.304.594.885.175.465.746.036.326.616.90
Cambodia13.4014.2815.1516.0316.9015.1813.4611.7410.028.308.508.708.909.8510.8010.4010.009.609.20
Cameroon4.505.075.646.216.797.367.938.508.127.737.356.976.586.206.757.307.006.706.406.105.805.605.405.20
Canada1.10
Central African Republic9.207.808.348.889.429.9610.5010.7811.0711.3511.6311.9212.2011.009.808.607.40
Chad16.4015.5714.7313.9014.4515.0015.5516.1016.0315.9715.9015.8315.7715.7015.1614.6214.0813.5413.00
Chile0.700.680.650.630.600.580.550.530.500.500.500.550.600.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.300.300.300.300.300.300.300.30
China4.804.604.404.204.053.904.274.635.004.133.272.402.452.502.753.002.972.932.902.973.033.103.102.30
Colombia5.005.085.175.255.345.425.515.595.685.765.855.936.026.105.414.734.043.362.671.991.302.132.973.803.453.102.752.402.051.701.581.461.341.221.101.181.261.341.421.501.381.261.141.020.90
Comoros5.807.108.409.7011.0011.5812.1512.7313.3013.1212.9312.7512.5712.3812.2012.0211.8311.6511.4711.2811.10
Congo (Kinshasa)11.4012.9814.5716.1517.7319.3220.9019.7518.6017.4516.3015.1514.0012.1710.338.508.378.238.10
Congo (Brazzaville)6.806.876.937.007.077.137.207.277.337.407.477.537.607.677.737.807.877.938.007.657.306.956.606.255.906.487.057.638.20
Costa Rica2.602.642.672.712.742.782.812.852.892.922.962.993.033.063.102.932.752.582.402.232.051.881.701.531.351.181.00
Ivory Coast10.3010.4110.5310.6410.7510.8610.9811.0911.2010.139.057.986.907.097.287.467.657.848.038.218.4014.0012.7211.4410.168.887.60
Croatia1.601.701.20
Cuba2.40
Czech Republic2.802.983.163.343.523.703.884.064.244.424.60
Djibouti12.5012.8413.1913.5313.8714.2114.5614.9015.6516.4017.1517.9018.6519.4021.0522.7024.3526.0025.2524.5023.7523.0022.2521.50
Dominican Republic2.502.442.382.322.262.202.162.122.082.042.001.881.751.631.501.852.202.132.051.981.902.302.322.332.352.372.382.40
Ecuador2.302.382.452.532.602.682.752.832.902.983.053.133.203.052.902.752.602.452.302.302.302.302.302.302.302.302.30
Egypt1.701.751.801.851.901.952.002.052.102.152.202.973.734.504.304.104.905.706.607.506.404.803.203.874.535.205.255.306.177.037.908.178.438.708.979.239.50
El Salvador1.601.651.691.741.781.831.881.921.972.022.062.112.152.202.041.881.721.561.401.421.441.461.481.501.461.421.381.341.301.361.421.481.541.601.671.731.801.871.932.00
Equatorial Guinea4.005.737.479.207.606.004.402.802.852.902.953.003.053.10
Eritrea11.8016.0020.2019.4418.6917.9317.1716.4115.6614.9014.9515.0015.0515.1015.1515.2015.2515.30
Ethiopia9.609.9510.3010.6511.0011.3511.7012.0512.4012.3812.3612.3412.3212.3011.9311.5711.2010.8310.4710.109.639.178.70
Fiji9.809.489.168.858.538.217.897.577.256.946.626.30
Gabon4.304.234.154.084.003.933.853.783.703.633.553.483.40
Gambia8.908.658.408.157.907.657.407.938.458.989.5010.0310.5711.10
Georgia3.103.083.073.053.033.023.002.652.301.951.60
Germany1.00
Ghana9.4010.4411.4812.5213.5614.6013.8213.0312.2511.4710.689.909.539.158.788.407.636.876.107.408.707.877.036.205.705.204.70
Greece0.80
Guatemala2.402.582.752.933.103.283.453.633.803.583.353.132.903.702.751.801.701.601.501.401.301.201.101.030.970.900.830.770.70
Guinea14.0013.1812.3611.5410.729.9010.3010.4010.5010.6010.7010.809.558.307.767.226.686.145.60
Guinea Bissau11.8011.3210.8310.359.879.388.906.854.805.305.805.855.905.956.00
Guyana10.2010.3910.5910.7810.9811.1711.3611.5611.7511.9412.1412.3312.5312.7212.9113.1113.3012.9012.5012.1011.4710.8310.209.578.938.307.306.305.305.525.745.966.186.40
Haiti10.6010.219.829.439.038.648.257.867.477.086.686.295.906.787.658.539.408.778.137.506.876.235.606.387.177.958.739.5210.309.458.607.756.906.055.20
Honduras2.302.262.222.182.142.102.402.702.001.301.281.261.241.221.201.241.281.321.361.401.401.401.401.401.401.40
Hungary4.20
India20.3020.3820.4720.5520.6320.7220.8020.8820.9721.0521.1321.2221.3021.2321.1721.1020.7420.3820.0219.6619.3019.5519.8019.8319.8619.8919.9119.9419.9720.0019.3918.7818.1617.5516.9416.3315.7115.10
Indonesia5.505.408.4011.4014.4014.5314.6714.8013.9713.1312.3012.7013.1013.50
Iran8.107.436.776.105.885.675.455.235.024.80
Iraq4.404.644.895.135.385.625.876.116.366.606.275.935.606.906.355.806.126.446.767.087.40
Italy1.20
Jamaica6.306.135.955.785.615.445.265.094.924.754.574.404.855.303.204.502.904.502.502.302.902.503.002.902.303.404.503.903.302.302.102.803.503.253.00
Japan1.201.241.271.311.351.381.421.461.491.531.571.601.641.681.711.751.791.821.861.901.931.972.012.042.082.122.152.192.232.262.30
Jordan3.803.603.403.203.002.802.602.402.422.442.462.482.502.372.242.111.991.861.731.601.872.132.40
Kazakhstan7.306.104.903.702.502.843.193.533.874.214.564.904.704.504.304.10
Kenya6.606.406.206.005.805.785.765.745.725.705.936.176.406.636.877.109.409.239.058.888.708.057.407.006.606.206.957.707.537.357.187.006.405.805.204.604.00
Kiribati12.60
North Korea20.8016.5012.2010.458.708.608.507.847.186.525.865.204.804.404.00
South Korea0.900.900.900.900.900.900.900.90
Kuwait3.404.265.125.986.847.708.569.4210.2811.1412.006.851.701.801.902.002.102.202.202.603.403.302.803.602.201.802.401.702.402.702.40
Kyrgyzstan8.507.205.904.603.303.313.323.333.343.363.373.383.393.402.702.001.301.802.302.802.802.80
Laos11.8012.3013.1714.0314.9015.7716.6317.5015.8014.1012.4010.709.007.307.126.946.766.586.40
Lebanon3.603.984.354.735.105.485.856.236.60
Lesotho3.2022.4020.1617.9115.6713.4311.198.946.706.436.155.885.605.264.924.584.243.903.683.463.243.022.80
Liberia4.304.434.564.694.824.955.085.205.335.465.595.725.855.986.116.246.376.506.636.756.887.017.147.277.407.467.517.577.637.697.747.807.437.076.706.335.975.60
Libya3.703.934.174.404.634.875.105.335.575.806.036.276.50
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1.701.841.982.122.262.403.403.132.872.602.332.071.80
Madagascar13.8012.8811.9511.0310.109.188.257.336.4016.4012.709.009.6010.2010.9111.6312.3413.0613.7714.4915.20
Malawi2.203.703.994.284.574.865.155.445.736.026.316.607.237.878.509.3310.1711.008.906.806.686.556.436.305.254.203.402.601.804.104.033.953.883.80
Malaysia15.30
Maldives7.708.469.239.9910.7511.5212.2813.0513.8114.5715.3416.1018.9020.3521.8019.7017.6015.5013.4013.0012.6012.2011.8011.4011.0010.6010.20
Mali14.3015.8017.3018.8020.3021.8023.3024.8026.3027.8024.7621.7218.6815.6412.6013.1413.6814.2214.7615.30
Mauritania19.1018.2517.4015.9514.5013.0511.6010.158.7010.3512.0013.6515.3015.0314.7614.4914.2113.9413.6713.408.1010.0311.9713.9011.60
Mauritius18.3018.0417.7817.5217.2617.0016.7416.4816.2215.9615.70
Mexico7.406.106.446.797.137.477.818.168.505.402.302.262.232.192.152.112.082.042.001.931.871.801.731.671.60
Moldova5.805.244.694.133.573.012.461.90
Mongolia2.302.592.873.163.443.734.014.307.105.483.852.230.602.702.522.342.161.981.801.531.271.00
Montenegro4.204.033.853.683.503.333.152.982.80
Morocco3.903.643.383.122.862.603.023.443.864.284.705.726.737.758.779.7810.809.748.687.616.555.494.433.362.30
Mozambique9.6011.0512.5011.089.658.236.806.105.405.164.924.684.444.204.835.476.10
Burma (Myanmar)12.9012.9312.9612.9913.0113.0413.0713.1011.8710.639.409.539.679.8010.1010.4010.7010.7010.7010.7010.239.779.308.838.377.90
Namibia9.609.659.709.759.809.859.909.9510.009.649.298.938.578.217.867.507.437.377.307.237.177.10
Nauru1.00
Nepal15.2014.8214.4314.0513.6613.2812.8912.5112.1211.7411.3510.9710.5810.209.819.439.048.668.277.897.5015.1011.507.909.0310.1711.3011.5811.8612.1412.4212.7012.4012.1011.8011.5011.2011.2311.2711.30
Netherlands2.70
Nicaragua0.700.851.011.161.321.471.631.781.942.092.252.402.582.762.943.123.302.972.632.301.630.970.300.901.50
Niger25.3024.3923.4722.5621.6420.7319.8118.9020.0021.1022.2023.3024.4025.5020.8516.2015.5714.9314.3013.6713.0312.4013.4514.5015.5516.6017.6518.70
Nigeria22.7021.1419.5918.0316.4714.9113.3611.8014.7317.6720.6020.1019.6019.1018.6018.1017.6016.0014.4012.8011.2011.7512.3012.8513.4014.4013.0011.6010.2014.1518.107.90
Oman8.808.207.607.007.067.127.187.247.307.287.267.247.227.207.187.167.147.127.107.187.267.347.427.50
Pakistan15.2016.1817.1618.1319.1120.0921.0722.0423.0224.0021.7019.4017.1014.8012.5014.0715.6317.2016.7716.3415.9115.4915.0614.6314.2014.2614.3214.3814.4414.5014.5614.6214.6814.7414.8010.50
Panama7.507.146.786.426.065.715.354.994.634.273.913.553.192.842.482.121.761.401.381.361.351.331.311.291.271.251.241.221.20
Papua New Guinea6.306.216.136.045.955.875.785.705.615.525.445.355.265.185.095.004.924.834.754.664.574.494.406.057.709.3511.0012.6514.30
Paraguay0.600.630.670.700.730.770.800.830.870.900.930.971.001.031.071.101.311.531.741.962.172.392.60
Peru1.301.391.471.561.641.731.811.901.841.781.721.661.601.481.351.231.101.081.061.041.021.000.930.870.800.600.700.400.600.600.60
Philippines9.909.489.068.638.217.797.376.946.526.106.025.945.865.785.706.106.506.907.858.809.108.888.668.448.228.007.607.206.806.406.006.186.366.546.726.907.037.177.307.607.90
Qatar2.10
Romania3.303.343.383.413.453.493.533.563.604.303.903.50
Rwanda6.506.416.316.226.136.035.945.845.755.665.565.475.385.285.195.095.006.457.909.3510.8010.289.759.238.707.927.146.365.584.804.444.083.723.363.00
Samoa1.30
Saint Thomas and Principe6.005.855.705.555.405.255.104.954.804.654.504.354.204.053.904.855.806.757.708.659.6010.4011.2010.008.807.606.405.204.00
Saudi Arabia2.903.714.525.336.146.957.758.569.3710.1810.9911.80
Senegal5.405.635.876.106.336.576.809.409.008.608.208.659.109.5510.009.749.489.228.968.708.889.079.259.439.629.808.708.905.70
Serbia4.504.304.103.903.703.503.603.703.803.90
Seychelles2.702.772.832.902.973.033.103.173.233.303.373.433.503.573.633.703.773.833.903.974.034.104.174.234.30
Sierra Leone19.7015.1710.636.106.316.526.736.947.157.357.567.777.988.198.4010.2010.3410.4810.6210.7610.9011.0411.1811.3211.4611.6011.3211.0410.7610.4810.2010.3010.4010.509.859.209.279.339.40
Singapore7.707.547.387.237.076.916.756.606.446.286.125.975.815.655.495.335.185.024.864.704.554.394.234.073.923.763.60
Solomon Islands7.907.877.857.827.797.777.747.727.697.667.647.617.587.567.537.517.487.457.437.407.237.066.886.716.546.376.196.025.855.685.515.335.164.994.824.644.474.30
Somalia19.3018.2817.2716.2515.2314.2213.2013.8014.4015.00
South Africa3.303.523.743.964.184.405.005.606.206.807.406.736.055.384.70
South Sudan24.6024.1323.6523.1822.70
Sri Lanka15.9015.6115.3215.0314.7414.4614.1713.8813.5913.3014.0014.7015.4016.1016.8017.5016.4015.3015.3415.3815.4215.4615.5015.3915.2715.1615.0414.9314.8114.7013.2511.8015.0018.2021.40
Saint Lucia7.507.397.297.187.086.976.876.766.666.556.446.346.236.136.025.925.815.715.605.495.395.285.185.074.974.864.764.654.544.444.334.234.124.023.913.813.70
Sudan15.3017.0518.8018.6018.4018.2018.0017.8017.2516.7016.1515.6015.0514.5014.7314.9515.1815.4015.6315.8516.0816.30
Suriname7.006.656.305.955.605.254.904.934.954.985.00
Swaziland1.301.321.351.371.391.421.441.461.491.511.541.561.581.611.631.651.681.701.902.102.302.502.702.902.001.100.950.801.101.401.702.00
Syria10.0010.2010.409.308.207.106.004.9010.3010.3010.3010.3010.3010.3010.7011.1011.50
Tajikistan11.409.4019.406.105.907.308.707.706.705.504.306.178.039.90
Tanzania7.908.028.148.268.388.507.536.575.605.184.764.343.923.503.343.183.022.862.704.906.60
Thailand6.006.226.436.656.877.087.307.006.706.526.346.155.975.795.615.435.255.064.884.705.035.375.706.036.376.70
Timor Leste13.7014.3016.8519.4021.9524.5021.7018.9016.9314.9512.9811.00
Togo5.505.595.685.785.875.966.056.146.236.336.426.516.607.338.068.799.5210.2510.9811.7112.4413.1713.9014.2014.5014.8015.1015.4015.7016.0016.3011.156.005.404.805.285.756.236.70
Tonga1.301.451.601.751.902.052.202.352.502.652.802.953.103.253.403.553.703.854.004.154.304.454.604.754.905.055.20
Trinidad and Tobago11.7010.9510.219.468.727.977.236.485.744.994.253.503.633.763.894.024.154.284.424.554.684.814.945.075.20
Tunisia2.102.262.432.592.762.923.093.253.413.583.743.914.074.244.404.424.434.454.474.484.505.406.307.205.774.332.902.983.073.153.233.323.403.303.203.103.002.902.80
Turkey3.803.643.483.323.163.002.682.372.051.731.421.101.030.950.880.800.981.161.341.521.70
Turkmenistan7.107.127.137.157.177.187.20
Tuvalu3.30
Uganda3.103.664.214.775.335.896.447.006.606.205.805.405.005.225.435.655.876.086.306.005.705.405.104.80
Ukraine8.204.250.30
United Kingdom1.40
United States3.102.992.882.772.662.552.452.342.232.122.011.901.791.681.571.461.351.251.141.030.920.810.700.670.640.610.580.550.520.490.460.430.400.600.670.730.800.730.650.580.500.500.500.50
Uruguay2.002.132.272.402.403.002.732.472.201.931.651.381.10
Uzbekistan13.7012.9012.1011.3010.509.708.907.806.705.604.50
Vanuatu6.806.726.646.556.476.396.316.236.156.065.985.905.655.405.154.904.654.40
Venezuela1.801.881.962.042.122.203.374.535.704.504.304.003.803.803.803.804.404.003.904.404.805.205.204.804.805.004.504.10
Vietnam8.509.159.8010.4511.1010.229.348.467.586.7013.5013.1012.7012.3011.9011.606.107.508.9010.9011.3010.709.9010.109.707.054.40
West Bank and Gaza3.604.575.536.507.478.439.407.886.364.843.321.802.302.803.302.782.251.731.20
Yemen14.3014.9215.5416.1616.7817.4016.5016.2816.0715.8515.6315.4215.2014.9614.7314.4914.2514.0113.7813.5413.3014.7516.20
Zambia6.306.085.855.635.405.505.605.705.876.036.206.085.965.845.725.605.725.835.956.076.186.30
Zimbabwe1.702.473.234.004.775.536.306.747.187.628.068.508.308.107.907.707.507.306.435.554.683.803.103.153.203.253.30

Wasting prevalence is the proportion of children under five whose weight for height is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59.

Source: World Bank