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close this book4th Report on the World Nutrition Situation - Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (SCN; 2000; 138 pages)
View the documentADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION/SUB-COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION - (ACC/SCN) THE UN SYSTEM’S FORUM FOR NUTRITION
View the documentINTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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View the documentPREFACE
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 1: NUTRITION THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 2: MICRONUTRIENT UPDATE
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 3: BREASTFEEDING AND COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 4: NUTRITION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 5: NUTRITION OF REFUGEES AND DISPLACED POPULATIONS
close this folderAPPENDICES
View the documentAppendix 1: Conceptualizing Nutrition Problems in Society
View the documentAppendix 2: Countries in the UN Regions and Sub-Regions
View the documentAppendix 3: Methods to Estimate Trends in Undernutrition Prevalence: A Review
View the documentAppendix 4: Statistical Notes for Sections 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3
View the documentAppendix 5: Latest National Prevalence of Stunting and Underweight in Preschool Children
View the documentAppendix 6: Explaining Trends in Child Underweight in the Developing World
View the documentAppendix 7: Data Employed for Analysis of Child Underweight Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa
View the documentAppendix 8: Prevalence and Numbers of Overweight Preschool Children in 1995
View the documentAppendix 9: Countries Classified by WHO Regions
View the documentAppendix 10: National Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
View the documentAppendix 11: Summary of Five Studies of the Social Impacts of the Indonesian Crisis
View the documentAppendix 12: Some Food and Nutrition Information and Data Resources on the Internet
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Appendix 5: Latest National Prevalence of Stunting and Underweight in Preschool Children

Country

Year of survey

Stunting (%)

Underweight (%)

Afghanistan

1997

47.6

49.3

Algeria

1995

18.3

12.8

Argentina

1994

4.7

1.9

Armenia

1998

12.3

3.3

Australia

1995-96

0.0

0.0

Azerbaijan

1996

22.2

10.1

Bahrain

1989

9.9

7.2

Bangladesh

1996-97

54.6

56.3

Barbados

1981

7.0

5.9

Belize

1992

n/a

6.2

Benin

1996

25.0

29.2

Bhutan

1986-88

56.1

37.9

Bolivia

1998

26.8

7.6

Brazil

1996

10.5

5.7

Burkina Faso

1992-93

33.3

32.7

Burundi

1987

47.4

37.5

Cameroon

1998

29.3

22.2

Cape Verde

1994

16.2

13.5

Central African Republic

1995

28.4

23.2

Chad

1996-97

40.1

38.8

Chile

1996

2.3

0.8

China

1992

31.4

17.4

Colombia

1995

15.0

8.4

Comoros

1995-96

33.8

25.8

Congo

1987

27.5

23.9

Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

1995

45.2

34.4

Costa Rica

1996

6.1

5.1

Côte d’Ivoire

1994

24.4

23.8

Croatia

1995-96

0.8

0.6

Cuba

1993

n/a

1.5

Czech Republic

1991

1.9

1.0

Djibouti

1996

25.7

18.2

Dominican Republic

1996

10.7

5.9

Ecuador

1986

34.0

16.5

Egypt

1997-98

24.9

11.7

El Salvador

1993

23.1

11.2

Eritrea

1995-96

38.4

43.7

Ethiopia

1992

64.2

47.7

Fiji

1993

2.7

7.9

Gambia

1996

30.1

26.2

Ghana

1993-94

25.9

27.3

Guatemala

1995

49.7

26.6

Guyana

1981

20.7

18.3

Haiti

1994-95

31.9

27.5

Honduras

1996

38.9

25.4

Hungary

1980-88

2.9

2.2

India

1992-93

51.8

53.4

Indonesia

1995

42.2

34.0

Iran, Islamic Republic of

1995

18.9

15.7

Iraq

1991

21.8

11.9

Jamaica

1993

9.6

10.2

Japan

1978-81

5.6

3.7

Jordan

1997

7.8

5.1

Kazakhstan

1995

15.8

8.3

Kenya

1994

33.6

22.5

Kiribati

1985

28.3

12.9

Kuwait

1996-97

3.2

1.7

Kyrgyzstan

1997

24.8

11.0

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

1994

47.3

40.0

Lebanon

1996

12.2

3.0

Lesotho

1996

44.0

16.0

Liberia

1976

36.9

20.3

Libyan A.J.

1995

15.1

4.7

Madagascar

1997

48.3

40.0

Malawi

1995

48.3

29.9

Malaysia

1995

n/a

20.1

Maldives

1995

26.9

43.2

Mali

1995-96

30.1

40.0

Mauritania

1995-96

44.0

23.0

Mauritius

1995

9.7

14.9

Mexico

1988

22.8

14.2

Mongolia

1992

26.4

12.3

Morocco

1992

24.2

9.5

Mozambique

1997

35.9

26.1

Myanmar

1994

44.6

42.9

Namibia

1992

28.5

26.2

Nepal

1996

48.4

46.9

Nicaragua

1997-98

24.9

12.2

Niger

1998

41.1

49.6

Nigeria

1993

37.7

39.1

Oman

1995

23.0

23.3

Pakistan

1990-91

49.6

38.2

Panama

1992

9.9

6.1

Papua New Guinea

1982-83

43.2

29.9

Paraguay

1990

13.9

3.7

Peru

1996

25.8

7.8

Philippines

1993

32.7

29.6

Qatar

1995

8.1

5.5

Romania

1991

7.8

5.7

Russian Federation

1995

12.7

3.0

Rwanda

1992

48.7

29.4

São Tomé and Principe

1986

25.9

16.6

Senegal

1996

22.9

22.3

Seychelles

1987-88

5.1

5.7

Sierra Leone

1990

34.7

28.7

Solomon Islands

1989

27.3

21.3

South Africa

1994-95

22.8

9.2

Sri Lanka

1993

23.8

37.7

Sudan

1992-93

34.3

33.9

Swaziland

1983-84

30.3

9.7

Syrian Arab Republic

1995

20.8

12.9

Thailand

1987

21.5

25.3

Togo

1996

21.7

25.1

Tonga

1986

1.3

n/a

Trinidad and Tobago

1987

4.8

6.7

Tunisia

1994-95

22.5

9.0

Turkey

1993

20.5

10.4

United Republic of Tanzania

1996

43.4

30.6

Uganda

1995

38.3

25.5

United States of America

1988-94

2.1

1.4

Uruguay

1992-93

9.5

4.4

Uzbekistan

1996

31.3

18.8

Vanuatu

1983

19.1

19.7

Venezuela

1997

14.9

5.1

Viet Nam

1998

35.9

39.8

Yemen

1997

51.7

46.1

Yugoslavia

1996

6.8

1.6

Zambia

1996-97

42.4

23.5

Zimbabwe

1994

21.4

15.5

 

Source: 1.
Note: n/a = not available.

REFERENCE

1. WHO (2000) Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Geneva: WHO.

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