Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Children under the age of 5 years underweight gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five.

RankCountry(%)Date of Information
1Timor-Leste45.302010
2India43.502006
3Yemen43.102003
4Niger39.902006
5Bangladesh36.802011
6Madagascar36.802004
7Eritrea34.502002
8Chad33.902004
9Afghanistan32.902004
10Somalia32.802006
11South Sudan32.502006
12Sudan31.702006
13Laos31.602006
14Pakistan30.902011
15Djibouti29.802012
16Cote d'Ivoire29.402007
17Ethiopia29.202011
18Nepal29.102011
19Burundi29.102011
20Cambodia29.002011
21Congo, Democratic Republic of the28.202007
22Central African Republic28.002006
23Mali27.902006
24Burkina Faso26.202010
25Comoros25.002000
26Nigeria24.402011
27Burma22.602010
28Sri Lanka21.602009
29Liberia20.402007
30Benin20.202006
31Philippines20.202011
32Mauritania19.502012
33Haiti18.902006
34Korea, North18.802009
35Sierra Leone18.602010
36Indonesia18.602010
37Papua New Guinea18.102005
38Maldives17.802009
39Namibia17.502007
40Guinea-Bissau16.602008
41Togo16.502010
42Kenya16.402009
43Guinea16.302012
44Tanzania16.202010
45Gambia, The15.802006
46Mozambique15.602011
47Angola15.602007
48Cameroon15.102011
49Tajikistan15.002007
50Zambia14.902007
51Senegal14.402012
52Sao Tome and Principe14.402009
53Ghana14.302008
54Uganda14.102011
55Malawi13.802010
56Lesotho13.502010
57Guatemala13.002009
58Malaysia12.902006
59Bhutan12.802010
60Vietnam12.002011
61Congo, Republic of the11.802005
62Vanuatu11.702007
63Rwanda11.702011
64Solomon Islands11.502007
65Botswana11.202008
66Guyana11.102009
67Equatorial Guinea10.602004
68Turkmenistan10.502000
69Zimbabwe10.102011
70Syria10.102009
71South Africa8.702008
72Oman8.602009
73Honduras8.602006
74Azerbaijan8.402006
75Iraq7.102006
76Thailand7.002006
77Egypt6.802008
78El Salvador6.602008
79Gabon6.502012
80Albania6.302009
81Belize6.202011
82Ecuador6.202004
83Suriname5.802010
84Swaziland5.802010
85Nicaragua5.702007
86Libya5.602007
87Saudi Arabia5.302005
88Mongolia5.302005
89Armenia5.302010
90Fiji5.302004
91Nauru4.802007
92Iran4.602004
93Peru4.502008
94Uruguay4.502011
95Bolivia4.502008
96Trinidad and Tobago4.402000
97Uzbekistan4.402006
98Lebanon4.202004
99Panama3.902008
100Kazakhstan3.702011
101Algeria3.702005
102Turkey3.502004
103Romania3.502002
104Paraguay3.402005
105China3.402010
106Dominican Republic3.402007
107Cuba3.402000
108Colombia3.402010
109Singapore3.302000
110Tunisia3.302006
111Moldova3.202005
112Jamaica3.202010
113Morocco3.102011
114Venezuela2.902009
115Mexico2.802012
116Kyrgyzstan2.702006
117Argentina2.302005
118West Bank2.202007
119Brazil2.202007
120Kuwait2.202012
121Montenegro2.202006
122Czech Republic2.002007
123Jordan1.902009
124Macedonia1.802005
125Tuvalu1.602007
126Serbia1.602010
127Bulgaria1.602004
128Bosnia and Herzegovina1.502012
129United States1.302004
130Belarus1.302005
131Costa Rica1.102009
132Georgia1.102009
133Germany1.102006
134Ukraine0.902002
135Chile0.502008
136Australia0.202007

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