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Last update: Feb 2013

Underweight disparities

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Countries and territories National Male Female Urban Rural Poorest Poorer Middle Richer Richest Source
Afghanistan333333-------Other, 2004
Albania5655684654DHS, 2008-2009
Algeria3333454322MICS, 2006
Andorra----------
Angola16---------Other, 2007
Antigua and Barbuda----------
Argentina2---------Other, 2005-2006
Armenia5453785632DHS, 2010
Australia----------
Austria----------
Azerbaijan887412159632DHS, 2006
Bahamas----------
Bahrain----------
Bangladesh36343928395042362821pDHS, 2011
Barbados----------
Belarus1211221120MICS, 2005
Belgium----------
Belize43526-----MICS, 2006
Benin18211615212521201510DHS, 2006
Bhutan1313121114161614107MICS, 2010
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)4543685322DHS, 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina1212122013MICS, 2006
Botswana111210--16151164Other, 2007
Brazil22222-----Other, 2006
Brunei Darussalam----------
Bulgaria----------
Burkina Faso262823--Other, 2009
Burundi28282919303533282516Other, 2010
Cambodia28282919303533282516Other, 2010
Cameroon151514720DHS, 2011
Canada----------
Cape Verde----------
Central African Republic24262123242625222419MICS, 2010
Chad30332822303331333421MICS, 2010
Chile----------
China414-----Other, 2010
Colombia3433564322DHS, 2010
Comoros21231923212622241617MICS, 2000
Congo11121181516131285DHS, 2005
Congo, Democratic Republic of the24272117272928272112MICS, 2010
Cook Islands----------
Costa Rica112-------Other, 2008-2009
Côte d'Ivoire161714Other, 2011
Croatia----------
Cuba----------
Cyprus----------
Czech Republic----------
Denmark----------
Djibouti23--2727-----Other, 2010
Dominica----------
Dominican Republic3333454221DHS, 2007
Ecuador6---------Other, 2004
Egypt6756686655DHS, 2008
El Salvador65647124341Other, 2008
Equatorial Guinea111110-------Other, 2004
Eritrea3536332340-----DHS, 2002
Estonia----------
Ethiopia29312716303633292615DHS, 2011
Fiji----------
Finland----------
France----------
Gabon81077121510844DHS, 2000
Gambia1819181222242019169MICS, 2010
Georgia11111-----Other, 2009
Germany----------
Ghana141512111619171389DHS, 2008
Greece----------
Grenada----------
Guatemala13141281621141153Other, 2008-2009
Guinea21222015232422211919Other, 2008
Guinea-Bissau18191713212222181311MICS, 2010
Guyana111297121613884DHS, 2009
Haiti 1819171220222322136DHS, 2005-2006
Holy See----------
Honduras8884111610632DHS, 2005-2006
Hungary----------
Iceland----------
India43424333465749413420NFHS, 2005-2006
Indonesia18191715212319181510Other, 2010
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)----------
Iraq67667-----MICS, 2006
Ireland----------
Israel----------
Italy----------
Jamaica223-------Other, 2007
Japan----------
Jordan2222232120DHS, 2009
Kazakhstan4443554442MICS, 2006
Kenya1617151017251716109DHS, 2008-2009
Kiribati----------
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of1919191327-----MICS, 2009
Republic of Korea----------
Kuwait----------
Kyrgyzstan2322222332MICS, 2006
Lao People's Democratic Republic31323020343831342614MICS, 2006
Latvia----------
Lebanon----------
Lesotho1316111213181412129DHS, 2009
Liberia151713-------Other, 2010
Libya----------
Liechtenstein----------
Lithuania----------
Luxembourg----------
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1211222210pMICS, 2011
Madagascar36383331374041392924DHS, 2003-2004
Malawi13141210131714121413DHS, 2010
Malaysia ----------Other, 2006
Maldives17181711202419191311DHS, 2009
Mali27282520293129302617DHS, 2006
Malta----------
Marshall Islands----------
Mauritania202318-------Other, 2010
Mauritius----------
Mexico3---------Other, 2006
Micronesia (Federated States of)----------
Republic of Moldova3332455231DHS, 2005
Monaco----------
Mongolia5554565542MICS, 2010
Montenegro2212142111MICS, 2005
Morocco3--24-----Other, 2010-2011
Mozambique1517131017pDHS, 2011
Myanmar23232219243324221714MICS, 2009-2010
Namibia1718161219222116137DHS, 2006-2007
Nauru573--72773DHS, 2007
Nepal29302817304032292310DHS, 2011
Netherlands----------
New Zealand----------
Nicaragua6644796631Other, 2006-2007
Niger3940374439-----Other, 2011
Nigeria23252216273529221710DHS, 2008
Niue----------
Norway----------
Oman998-------Other, 2009
Pakistan322733-----Other, 2011
Palau----------
Panama435-------Other, 2008
Papua New Guinea18--1220-----Other, 2005
Paraguay3---------Other, 2005
Peru44428105211DHS, 2011
Philippines22---------Other, 2008
Poland----------
Portugal----------
Qatar----------
Romania44334-----Other, 2002
Russian Federation----------
Rwanda11131061216141195DHS, 2010
Saint Kitts and Nevis----------
Saint Lucia----------
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines----------
Samoa----------
San Marino----------
Sao Tome and Principe1316111214181315117DHS, 2008-2009
Saudi Arabia----------
Senegal18191712212422161410DHS, 2010-2011
Serbia2222132102MICS, 2010
Seychelles----------
Sierra Leone22242020222225242015MICS, 2010
Singapore----------Other, 2000
Slovakia----------
Slovenia----------
Solomon Islands121013812141213910DHS, 2007
Somalia32333020384242362314MICS, 2006
South Sudan28302523293235272421SHHS, 2010
South Africa9108109-----DHS, 2003
Spain----------
Sri Lanka212220--2925221811DHS, 2006-2007
State of Palestine----------
Sudan32343124354040322517SHHS, 2010
Suriname7877897675MICS, 2006
Swaziland6754685654MICS, 2010
Sweden----------
Switzerland----------
Syrian Arab Republic910799109977Other, 2010
Tajikistan15161412161715151513Other, 2007
Tanzania1617141117221814139DHS, 2010
Thailand77758117853MICS, 2005-2006
Timor-Leste45464435474948484135DHS, 2009-2010
Togo1719151020212315129MICS, 2010
Tonga----------
Trinidad and Tobago----------
Tunisia----------MICS, 2006
Turkey2--1341111DHS, 2008
Turkmenistan897798119112MICS, 2006
Tuvalu2211211240DHS, 2007
Uganda141513715-----pDHS, 2011
Ukraine----------
United Arab Emirates----------
United Kingdom----------
United States1---------Other, 1999-2002
Uruguay5---------Other, 2002
Uzbekistan4444454443MICS, 2006
Vanuatu11148111112149910Other, 2007
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)4---------Other, 2007
Viet Nam12121161421111493MICS, 2010-2011
Yemen43---------Other, 2003
Zambia15171313151616161311DHS, 2007
Zimbabwe101188101211996DHS 2010-2011