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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
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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 8: Prevalence and Numbers of Overweight Preschool Children in 1995

 

Overweight (> +2 SD weight-for-height)

UN regions and sub-regions

Countriesa (number/total)

Population coverage (%)

%

Numbers affected (000s)

Africa

30/53

70.9

n/a

n/a

 

Eastern Africa

13/17

68.0

n/a

n/a

 

Middle Africa

2/9

20.7

n/a

n/a

 

Northern Africa

4/6

77.2

8.1

1,645

 

Southern Africa

2/5

88.2

6.5

375

 

Western Africa

9/16

90.7

2.6

888

Asia

26/46

92.4

2.9

10,643

 

Eastern Asia

2/4

94.4

4.3

4,719

 

South Central Asia

11/14

98.9

2.1

3,719

 

South-Eastern Asia

4/10

82.5

2.4

1,327

 

Western Asia

9/18

54.8

n/a

n/a

Latin America and the Caribbean

19/33

94.1

4.4

2,429

 

Caribbean

4/13

64.8

n/a

n/a

 

Central America

6/8

97.9

3.5

564

 

South America

9/12

95.5

4.9

1,729

Developing countries

78/147

87.8

3.3

17,561

 

Source: 1.

Note: n/a = not available.

a Number of countries that have national surveys out of the total number of countries for each sub-region.

REFERENCE

1. WHO (2000) Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition: Forecast of Trends. Document WHO/NHD/00.3. Geneva: WHO.

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