Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5)
Prevalence of child malnutrition 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 WHO's new child growth standards released in 2006.
World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Aggregation is based on UNICEF/WHO Joint Global Malnutrition Analysis Date Set 2011, and additional analysis by UNICEF.