Prevalence of wasting

percent of children under 5, 1983–2020

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Country19831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Afghanistan18.2016.8315.4614.0912.7111.349.978.608.708.808.909.009.109.209.309.409.508.627.746.865.985.10
Albania8.109.4710.8312.2011.2210.249.268.287.307.888.459.039.608.607.606.605.604.603.602.601.60
Algeria4.004.625.245.866.487.107.938.779.608.307.005.704.403.106.359.608.236.855.484.104.104.104.104.104.104.103.903.703.503.303.102.902.70
Angola7.707.757.797.847.887.937.978.028.068.118.158.207.797.386.966.556.145.735.314.90
Argentina1.602.904.203.873.533.202.872.532.201.871.531.201.231.261.291.311.341.371.401.431.461.491.511.541.571.60
Armenia3.302.902.503.083.664.244.825.405.144.884.624.364.104.154.204.254.304.354.40
Azerbaijan3.805.106.407.709.003.203.924.645.366.086.806.766.726.686.646.604.903.20
Bahrain6.806.776.736.706.676.636.60
Bangladesh17.3017.3517.4017.4517.5015.2016.1014.0016.7015.1015.5020.7015.0013.7012.5012.7012.4012.5014.6011.8011.9017.5017.0516.6016.1515.7016.9018.1014.4012.9011.409.908.409.80
Barbados6.80
Belarus2.20
Belgium0.40
Belize1.902.182.462.743.023.302.932.552.181.80
Benin12.3011.6410.9810.329.669.008.437.867.296.716.145.575.004.924.834.754.674.584.504.634.754.885.00
Bhutan5.204.984.754.534.304.083.853.633.403.182.952.732.502.722.943.173.393.613.834.064.284.505.205.90
Bolivia1.501.922.342.763.183.603.102.602.101.601.621.641.661.681.701.641.581.521.461.401.431.451.481.501.631.751.882.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina7.406.836.275.705.134.574.003.723.433.152.872.582.30
Botswana13.2011.389.557.735.906.106.306.506.706.907.107.30
Brazil2.402.462.512.572.632.692.742.802.712.622.532.442.352.252.162.071.981.891.80
Brunei2.90
Bulgaria3.203.704.204.704.935.165.395.615.846.076.30
Burkina Faso15.4015.4215.4315.4515.4715.4815.5015.0814.6614.2413.8213.4012.9812.5612.1411.7211.3015.5010.4010.708.108.5010.207.508.608.408.10
Burundi6.706.816.927.027.137.247.357.457.567.677.787.887.998.108.288.468.648.829.008.407.807.206.606.005.855.705.555.405.255.104.954.804.80
Cape Verde4.204.504.805.105.405.706.006.306.606.90
Cambodia13.4014.3315.2516.1817.1015.3813.6611.9410.228.508.708.909.1010.0511.0010.6810.3510.039.70
Cameroon4.504.744.995.235.475.715.966.206.206.206.206.206.206.206.907.607.226.846.466.085.705.535.375.204.984.754.534.30
Central African Republic8.708.989.279.559.8310.1210.4010.6810.9711.2511.5311.8212.1010.939.758.587.407.407.406.806.206.286.356.436.505.20
Chad16.5015.6314.7713.9014.4815.0515.6316.2016.2216.2316.2516.2716.2816.3015.7015.1014.5013.9013.3013.4013.5013.5013.90
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
China4.804.604.404.204.053.904.274.635.004.133.272.402.452.502.753.002.972.932.902.802.702.602.602.302.172.031.901.901.901.901.90
Colombia1.001.932.873.803.453.102.752.402.051.701.561.421.281.141.001.121.241.361.481.601.461.321.181.040.901.021.131.251.371.481.60
Comoros5.306.658.009.3510.7011.3512.0012.6513.3013.1312.9512.7812.6012.4312.2512.0811.9011.7311.5511.3811.20
Congo (Kinshasa)11.4012.1512.9013.6514.4015.1515.9014.9814.0713.1512.2311.3210.409.779.138.508.378.238.107.687.256.836.40
Congo (Brazzaville)6.606.686.766.836.916.997.077.147.227.307.387.467.537.617.697.777.847.928.007.677.337.006.676.336.006.737.478.20
Costa Rica2.402.282.172.051.931.821.701.581.471.351.231.121.001.081.161.241.321.401.481.561.641.721.80
Ivory Coast8.508.488.458.438.408.388.358.338.307.957.607.256.907.698.489.2710.0610.8411.6312.4213.2114.0012.7211.4410.168.887.607.236.856.486.10
Cuba2.402.382.362.342.322.292.272.252.232.212.192.172.152.132.112.082.062.042.022.00
Czech Republic2.802.983.163.343.523.703.884.064.244.424.60
Djibouti12.5012.8413.1913.5313.8714.2114.5614.9015.6516.4017.1517.9018.6519.4019.6119.8220.0320.2420.4520.6620.8721.0821.2921.50
Dominican Republic3.303.062.822.582.342.102.082.062.042.022.001.881.751.631.501.852.202.081.951.831.702.302.322.332.352.372.382.40
Ecuador2.302.332.362.392.422.452.482.522.552.582.612.642.672.702.562.422.282.142.002.052.102.152.202.252.302.352.402.001.602.022.442.863.283.70
Egypt1.902.773.634.504.004.575.135.705.936.176.406.165.925.685.445.205.255.306.177.037.908.178.438.708.979.239.50
El Salvador2.202.061.921.781.641.501.501.501.501.501.501.461.421.381.341.301.361.421.481.541.601.681.771.851.932.022.10
Equatorial Guinea4.005.737.479.207.606.004.402.802.842.892.932.973.013.063.10
Eritrea11.8014.4017.0016.7116.4316.1415.8615.5715.2915.0014.9514.9014.8514.8014.7514.7014.6514.60
Estonia1.50
Swaziland1.701.902.102.302.502.702.902.001.100.950.801.101.401.702.00
Ethiopia9.209.6010.0010.4010.8011.2011.6012.0012.4012.4012.4012.4012.4012.4011.9711.5311.1010.6710.239.809.479.138.809.4010.009.078.137.20
Fiji9.809.489.168.858.538.217.897.577.256.946.626.30
Gabon4.204.134.074.003.933.873.803.733.673.603.533.473.40
Gambia9.108.828.538.257.977.687.407.938.458.989.509.509.5011.0010.009.008.007.006.005.555.10
Georgia3.103.083.073.053.033.023.002.582.151.731.301.221.141.070.990.910.830.760.680.60
Germany1.000.940.880.830.770.710.650.590.530.480.420.360.30
Ghana7.007.788.569.3410.1210.9010.239.558.888.209.909.609.309.008.708.407.606.806.007.358.707.877.036.205.705.204.705.406.106.80
Greece0.60
Guatemala1.902.142.382.612.853.093.333.563.803.583.353.132.903.702.801.901.771.641.511.391.261.131.000.970.930.900.870.830.80
Guinea14.0013.1412.2811.4210.569.709.9210.1310.3510.5710.7811.009.107.207.768.328.889.4410.009.539.058.588.108.659.20
Guinea Bissau11.8011.2110.6210.039.448.858.267.677.086.495.906.056.206.106.006.366.727.087.447.80
Guyana6.708.3510.0011.6513.3012.9012.5012.1011.4710.8310.209.578.938.307.376.435.505.685.866.046.226.40
Haiti5.906.757.608.459.308.678.037.406.776.135.506.287.077.858.639.4210.209.358.507.656.805.955.104.824.544.263.983.70
Honduras2.302.332.352.382.402.502.602.702.151.601.541.481.421.361.301.321.341.361.381.401.401.401.401.401.401.40
India20.3020.1520.0019.9019.6019.3019.0018.7018.4017.7517.1017.5117.9318.3418.7619.1719.5920.0019.3918.7818.1617.5516.9416.3315.7115.1020.8019.0517.30
Indonesia14.9012.5510.207.855.505.408.4011.4014.4014.5314.6714.8013.9713.1312.3012.7013.1013.5012.8412.1811.5210.8610.20
Iran8.107.436.776.105.885.675.455.235.024.804.674.534.404.274.134.00
Iraq4.404.644.895.135.385.625.876.116.366.606.275.935.606.906.355.805.946.086.226.366.506.005.505.004.504.003.503.00
Jamaica3.204.355.502.702.853.004.802.502.202.602.403.003.202.403.454.504.103.702.702.503.654.803.903.003.303.603.453.30
Japan2.30
Jordan4.003.773.543.313.092.862.632.402.422.442.462.482.502.372.242.111.991.861.731.601.872.132.40
Kazakhstan6.405.434.453.482.502.843.193.533.874.214.564.904.704.504.304.103.903.703.503.303.10
Kenya5.505.776.036.306.576.837.106.806.907.007.107.207.307.407.006.606.206.556.906.906.906.906.706.506.305.604.904.20
Kiribati12.6012.3212.0511.7711.5011.2210.9510.6710.3910.129.849.579.299.028.748.468.197.917.647.367.086.816.536.265.985.715.435.154.884.604.334.053.783.50
South Korea0.900.951.001.051.101.151.20
Kuwait1.701.801.902.002.102.202.202.603.403.302.803.602.201.802.401.702.402.702.403.102.402.50
Kyrgyzstan2.902.963.013.073.123.183.233.293.343.402.702.001.301.802.302.802.802.802.602.402.202.00
Laos11.8012.3013.1714.0314.9015.7716.6317.5015.8214.1312.4510.779.087.407.106.806.506.205.906.857.808.759.709.359.00
Lebanon3.603.984.354.735.105.485.856.236.60
Lesotho3.2022.4020.8719.3517.8216.2914.7613.2411.7110.188.657.135.605.244.884.524.163.803.603.403.203.002.802.632.452.282.10
Liberia7.407.477.547.617.697.767.837.906.605.304.004.535.075.605.174.734.304.003.703.40
Libya3.603.844.084.334.574.815.055.295.535.786.026.266.507.037.568.098.619.149.6710.20
Madagascar6.4016.4012.709.008.958.909.7910.6711.5612.4413.3314.2115.1014.1513.2012.2511.3010.359.408.457.507.327.136.956.776.586.40
Malawi6.607.237.878.508.578.638.707.756.806.556.306.306.305.254.203.402.601.804.003.953.903.853.802.803.902.401.300.60
Malaysia15.3015.0014.7014.4014.1013.8013.5013.2012.6212.0411.4710.8910.319.739.168.588.0011.5010.9010.309.70
Maldives16.1018.9019.4019.9018.2816.6515.0313.4013.0512.7012.3512.0011.6511.3010.9510.6010.4110.2310.049.859.669.489.299.10
Mali11.3012.4913.6814.8716.0617.2418.4319.6220.8122.0020.1218.2416.3614.4812.6013.1613.7214.2814.8415.4013.7812.1510.538.9010.4011.3012.2013.1013.5010.6010.509.009.30
Marshall Islands3.50
Mauritania19.1017.8016.5015.2013.9012.6011.3010.008.7010.3512.0013.6515.3015.0614.8114.5714.3314.0913.8413.608.1010.0311.9713.9011.7012.7313.7714.8013.7012.6011.50
Mauritius18.3018.0417.7817.5217.2617.0016.7416.4816.2215.9615.70
Mexico6.106.106.446.797.137.477.818.168.505.252.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.001.931.871.801.731.671.601.401.201.002.001.801.601.40
Moldova5.805.244.694.133.573.012.461.90
Mongolia2.402.672.943.213.493.764.034.307.105.483.852.230.602.702.482.262.041.821.601.401.201.001.071.131.201.050.90
Montenegro4.204.033.853.683.503.333.152.982.802.682.562.442.322.20
Morocco3.903.643.383.122.862.603.023.443.864.284.705.726.737.758.779.7810.809.748.687.616.555.494.433.362.302.352.402.452.502.552.60
Mozambique9.609.709.809.388.958.538.106.755.405.164.924.684.444.204.835.476.105.685.254.834.40
Burma (Myanmar)12.7011.5310.379.209.339.479.609.9710.3310.7011.0311.3711.7011.0710.439.809.178.537.907.717.537.347.166.976.796.606.656.70
Namibia9.609.659.709.759.809.859.909.9510.009.669.318.978.638.297.947.607.527.437.357.277.187.10
Nauru1.00
Nepal6.0012.6010.257.909.0310.1711.3011.5811.8612.1412.4212.7012.4012.1011.8011.5011.2011.2311.2711.3010.459.6010.4011.2012.00
Netherlands1.201.181.171.151.141.121.111.091.081.061.051.031.021.00
Nicaragua2.502.682.863.043.223.403.032.672.301.630.970.300.701.101.501.641.781.922.062.20
Niger25.3024.3723.4422.5121.5920.6619.7318.8018.9719.1319.3019.4719.6319.8018.0016.2015.4314.6713.9013.1312.3711.6012.5013.8012.5015.8012.6013.4012.4014.2013.6010.4012.2514.109.80
Nigeria11.7014.6717.6320.6019.6618.7217.7816.8415.9014.9614.0213.0812.1411.2011.0810.9510.8310.7010.5810.4510.3310.209.438.677.907.3010.808.806.806.656.50
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1.701.982.272.552.833.123.403.132.872.602.332.071.802.002.202.402.602.803.003.203.40
Oman7.807.607.407.207.327.447.567.687.807.737.667.597.527.457.387.317.247.177.107.187.267.347.427.508.108.709.30
Pakistan24.0021.7019.4017.1014.8012.5017.2016.8616.5116.1715.8215.4815.1314.7914.4414.1014.1814.2614.3414.4214.5014.5814.6614.7414.8214.9012.7010.509.829.148.467.787.10
Panama1.301.351.401.451.501.551.601.521.441.361.281.20
Papua New Guinea5.505.455.405.355.305.255.205.155.105.055.004.954.904.854.804.754.704.654.604.554.504.454.406.348.2810.2212.1614.10
Paraguay0.600.730.850.981.101.231.351.481.601.531.461.391.311.241.171.101.311.531.741.962.172.392.602.201.801.401.00
Peru1.901.841.781.721.661.601.481.351.231.101.081.061.041.021.000.900.800.700.600.700.400.600.400.600.600.600.500.500.40
Philippines5.706.106.506.907.858.809.108.888.668.448.228.007.607.206.806.406.006.126.246.366.486.606.736.877.007.307.607.206.806.406.005.60
Poland0.70
Portugal0.60
Qatar2.10
Romania3.303.343.383.413.453.493.533.563.604.303.903.50
Rwanda5.006.508.009.5011.0010.439.859.288.707.947.186.425.664.904.955.005.055.102.902.652.402.272.132.002.002.002.001.551.10
Samoa1.301.471.651.821.992.172.342.512.692.863.033.213.383.553.733.903.743.583.423.263.10
Saint Thomas and Principe6.005.935.865.795.715.645.575.505.435.365.295.215.145.075.004.934.864.794.714.644.574.504.434.364.294.214.144.074.004.024.044.064.084.10
Saudi Arabia2.903.794.685.576.467.358.249.1310.0210.9111.80
Senegal5.105.886.667.448.229.009.209.409.008.608.208.659.109.5510.009.749.489.228.968.708.889.079.259.439.629.808.709.005.907.807.109.007.808.10
Serbia4.504.304.103.903.703.503.603.703.803.903.643.383.122.862.60
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 Leone8.4010.2010.3410.4810.6210.7610.9011.0411.1811.3211.4611.6011.3211.0410.7610.4810.209.669.128.588.047.506.786.055.334.604.774.935.105.255.40
Singapore3.60
Solomon Islands7.407.237.066.886.716.546.376.196.025.855.685.515.335.164.994.824.644.474.304.835.355.886.406.937.457.988.50
Somalia19.3018.4417.5916.7315.8715.0114.1613.3013.6313.9714.30
South Africa3.303.543.784.024.264.504.534.574.604.634.674.704.734.774.804.614.434.244.063.873.693.502.503.40
South Sudan24.6024.1323.6523.1822.70
Sri Lanka14.9014.9214.9314.9514.9714.9815.0015.1515.3015.4215.5415.6615.7815.9015.8015.7015.6015.5015.4015.3015.2013.5011.8014.9718.1321.3019.7518.2016.6515.10
Saint Lucia3.70
Sudan14.5014.7314.9515.1815.4015.6315.8516.0816.30
Suriname7.006.656.305.955.605.254.904.934.954.985.005.065.135.195.255.315.385.445.50
Syria10.0010.2010.409.308.207.106.004.9010.2010.2210.2410.2610.2810.3010.6010.9011.2011.50
Tajikistan11.409.4019.406.105.907.308.707.806.905.604.306.178.039.908.306.705.103.505.60
Tanzania7.807.948.088.228.368.507.536.575.605.184.764.343.923.503.383.263.143.022.904.906.205.304.403.804.504.173.833.50
Thailand5.705.976.236.506.777.037.307.006.706.526.346.155.975.795.615.435.255.064.884.705.035.375.706.036.376.706.386.055.735.406.176.937.70
Timor Leste13.7014.3016.0517.8019.5521.3020.1018.9016.6514.4012.159.90
Togo5.906.557.207.858.509.159.8010.4511.1011.7512.4011.7611.1210.489.849.208.567.927.286.646.006.104.705.105.506.056.606.306.005.70
Tonga1.301.451.601.751.902.052.202.352.502.652.802.953.103.253.403.553.703.854.004.154.304.454.604.754.905.055.204.614.033.442.862.271.691.10
Trinidad and Tobago4.804.834.864.894.924.954.985.025.055.085.115.145.175.205.315.425.535.645.755.855.966.076.186.296.40
Tunisia3.103.564.014.474.925.385.836.296.747.205.774.332.902.983.073.153.233.323.403.303.203.103.002.902.802.682.572.452.332.222.10
Turkey3.903.723.543.363.183.002.682.372.051.731.421.101.081.051.031.001.181.361.541.721.901.861.821.781.741.70
Turkmenistan7.107.127.137.157.177.187.206.876.536.205.875.535.204.874.534.204.184.154.134.10
Tuvalu3.30
Uganda3.103.503.904.304.705.105.505.905.725.545.365.185.005.205.405.605.806.006.205.605.004.404.504.604.204.003.803.653.50
Ukraine8.20
United States0.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.500.400.300.500.700.800.900.750.600.350.100.200.300.300.300.350.400.250.10
Uruguay2.302.332.372.402.803.002.832.672.502.201.901.601.301.151.000.900.800.701.051.40
Uzbekistan10.7010.4210.139.859.579.289.007.856.705.554.404.163.933.693.453.222.982.752.512.272.041.80
Vanuatu6.806.736.656.586.506.436.356.286.206.136.055.985.905.665.425.184.944.70
Venezuela2.203.374.535.704.504.304.003.803.803.803.804.404.003.904.404.805.205.204.804.805.004.504.10
Vietnam11.1010.229.348.467.586.7013.5013.1012.7012.3011.9011.006.107.508.9010.9011.3010.709.9010.109.707.104.106.606.706.606.806.406.105.80
West Bank and Gaza3.002.752.502.252.002.302.602.903.202.501.802.182.552.933.302.782.251.731.201.221.231.251.271.281.30
Yemen14.1014.7615.4216.0816.7417.4016.5016.3016.1015.9015.7015.5015.3014.5513.8013.7213.6313.5513.4713.3813.3014.8516.40
Zambia6.306.055.805.555.305.205.105.005.405.806.206.085.965.845.725.605.705.805.906.006.106.205.805.405.004.604.20
Zimbabwe1.702.302.903.504.104.705.305.906.507.107.708.308.127.937.757.577.387.206.004.803.602.403.203.203.203.203.203.303.203.103.002.90

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