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Children under the age of 5 years underweight (%)

See how world countries compare to each other in terms of Children under the age of 5 years underweight. Follow the color coded map to visually see how Children under the age of 5 years underweight is distributed between world countries. The darker the color, the higher the value. You can filter which regions to display in the table. When filters are used the two ranks are displayed: the one within the current filter set and the global rank.

This entry 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. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.

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# Country Value Last update
1 / 1 Flag of Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 45.30 2010
2 / 2 Flag of India India 43.50 2006
3 / 3 Flag of Yemen Yemen 43.10 2003
4 / 4 Flag of Niger Niger 39.90 2006
5 / 5 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 36.80 2011
6 / 6 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar 36.80 2004
7 / 7 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 34.50 2002
8 / 8 Flag of Chad Chad 33.90 2004
9 / 9 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 32.90 2004
10 / 10 Flag of Somalia Somalia 32.80 2006
11 / 11 Flag of South Sudan South Sudan 32.50 2006
12 / 12 Flag of Sudan Sudan 31.70 2006
13 / 13 Flag of Laos Laos 31.60 2006
14 / 14 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 30.90 2011
15 / 15 Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 29.80 2012
16 / 16 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire 29.40 2007
17 / 17 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 29.20 2011
18 / 18 Flag of Burundi Burundi 29.10 2011
19 / 19 Flag of Nepal Nepal 29.10 2011
20 / 20 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 29.00 2011
21 / 21 Flag of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the 28.20 2007
22 / 22 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic 28.00 2006
23 / 23 Flag of Mali Mali 27.90 2006
24 / 24 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 26.20 2010
25 / 25 Flag of Comoros Comoros 25.00 2000
26 / 26 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 24.40 2011
27 / 27 Flag of Burma Burma 22.60 2010
28 / 28 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 21.60 2009
29 / 29 Flag of Liberia Liberia 20.40 2007
30 / 30 Flag of Benin Benin 20.20 2006
31 / 31 Flag of Philippines Philippines 20.20 2011
32 / 32 Flag of Mauritania Mauritania 19.50 2012
33 / 33 Flag of Haiti Haiti 18.90 2006
34 / 34 Flag of Korea, North Korea, North 18.80 2009
35 / 35 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 18.60 2010
36 / 36 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 18.60 2010
37 / 37 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 18.10 2005
38 / 38 Flag of Maldives Maldives 17.80 2009
39 / 39 Flag of Namibia Namibia 17.50 2007
40 / 40 Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 16.60 2008
41 / 41 Flag of Togo Togo 16.50 2010
42 / 42 Flag of Kenya Kenya 16.40 2009
43 / 43 Flag of Guinea Guinea 16.30 2012
44 / 44 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 16.20 2010
45 / 45 Flag of Gambia, The Gambia, The 15.80 2006
46 / 46 Flag of Angola Angola 15.60 2007
47 / 47 Flag of Mozambique Mozambique 15.60 2011
48 / 48 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 15.10 2011
49 / 49 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 15.00 2007
50 / 50 Flag of Zambia Zambia 14.90 2007
51 / 51 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe 14.40 2009
52 / 52 Flag of Senegal Senegal 14.40 2012
53 / 53 Flag of Ghana Ghana 14.30 2008
54 / 54 Flag of Uganda Uganda 14.10 2011
55 / 55 Flag of Malawi Malawi 13.80 2010
56 / 56 Flag of Lesotho Lesotho 13.50 2010
57 / 57 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 13.00 2009
58 / 58 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 12.90 2006
59 / 59 Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 12.80 2010
60 / 60 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 12.00 2011
61 / 61 Flag of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Republic of the 11.80 2005
62 / 62 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 11.70 2011
63 / 63 Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu 11.70 2007
64 / 64 Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 11.50 2007
65 / 65 Flag of Botswana Botswana 11.20 2008
66 / 66 Flag of Guyana Guyana 11.10 2009
67 / 67 Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 10.60 2004
68 / 68 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 10.50 2000
69 / 69 Flag of Syria Syria 10.10 2009
70 / 70 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 10.10 2011
71 / 71 Flag of South Africa South Africa 8.70 2008
72 / 72 Flag of Honduras Honduras 8.60 2006
73 / 73 Flag of Oman Oman 8.60 2009
74 / 74 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 8.40 2006
75 / 75 Flag of Iraq Iraq 7.10 2006
76 / 76 Flag of Thailand Thailand 7.00 2006
77 / 77 Flag of Egypt Egypt 6.80 2008
78 / 78 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 6.60 2008
79 / 79 Flag of Gabon Gabon 6.50 2012
80 / 80 Flag of Albania Albania 6.30 2009
81 / 81 Flag of Belize Belize 6.20 2011
82 / 82 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 6.20 2004
83 / 83 Flag of Suriname Suriname 5.80 2010
84 / 84 Flag of Swaziland Swaziland 5.80 2010
85 / 85 Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 5.70 2007
86 / 86 Flag of Libya Libya 5.60 2007
87 / 87 Flag of Armenia Armenia 5.30 2010
88 / 88 Flag of Fiji Fiji 5.30 2004
89 / 89 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 5.30 2005
90 / 90 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 5.30 2005
91 / 91 Flag of Nauru Nauru 4.80 2007
92 / 92 Flag of Iran Iran 4.60 2004
93 / 93 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 4.50 2008
94 / 94 Flag of Peru Peru 4.50 2008
95 / 95 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 4.50 2011
96 / 96 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 4.40 2000
97 / 97 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 4.40 2006
98 / 98 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 4.20 2004
99 / 99 Flag of Panama Panama 3.90 2008
100 / 100 Flag of Algeria Algeria 3.70 2005
101 / 101 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3.70 2011
102 / 102 Flag of Romania Romania 3.50 2002
103 / 103 Flag of Turkey Turkey 3.50 2004
104 / 104 Flag of China China 3.40 2010
105 / 105 Flag of Colombia Colombia 3.40 2010
106 / 106 Flag of Cuba Cuba 3.40 2000
107 / 107 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 3.40 2007
108 / 108 Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 3.40 2005
109 / 109 Flag of Singapore Singapore 3.30 2000
110 / 110 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 3.30 2006
111 / 111 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 3.20 2010
112 / 112 Flag of Moldova Moldova 3.20 2005
113 / 113 Flag of Morocco Morocco 3.10 2011
114 / 114 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 2.90 2009
115 / 115 Flag of Mexico Mexico 2.80 2012
116 / 116 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2.70 2006
117 / 117 Flag of Argentina Argentina 2.30 2005
118 / 118 Flag of Brazil Brazil 2.20 2007
119 / 119 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 2.20 2012
120 / 120 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 2.20 2006
121 / 121 Flag of West Bank West Bank 2.20 2007
122 / 122 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 2.00 2007
123 / 123 Flag of Jordan Jordan 1.90 2009
124 / 124 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 1.80 2005
125 / 125 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 1.60 2004
126 / 126 Flag of Serbia Serbia 1.60 2010
127 / 127 Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu 1.60 2007
128 / 128 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.50 2012
129 / 129 Flag of Belarus Belarus 1.30 2005
130 / 130 Flag of United States United States 1.30 2004
131 / 131 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 1.10 2009
132 / 132 Flag of Georgia Georgia 1.10 2009
133 / 133 Flag of Germany Germany 1.10 2006
134 / 134 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0.90 2002
135 / 135 Flag of Chile Chile 0.50 2008
136 / 136 Flag of Australia Australia 0.20 2007