Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5) (World) - 2022

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* Data Description : Prevalence of underweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59 months. The data are based on the WHOs new child growth standards released in 2006.
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* By changing the date from the drop-down menu, you can view statistics on maps since 2000.
* Countries with the highest value of "Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5)" in the World (2022) : Niger(34,6), Burundi(27,6), Mauritania(22,4), Chad(18,9), Nepal(18,7), Mali(18,5), United Republic of Tanzania(12,1), Kenya(10,1).

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