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Last update: Nov 2009

Underweight: Nutritional status according to the NCHS/WHO/CDC reference

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Country Year Age Underweight Source
Moderate & severe
(%)
Severe
(%)
Afghanistan2003-046-59 months3912National Micronutrient Survey 2004, Tables 5.1-5.3.
Albania20050-59 months81MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Algeria20060-59 months41MICS 2006, Preliminary report, Table NU.1, p. 38
Andorra--
Angola20010-59 months318MICS 2001, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ.
Antigua and Barbuda--
Argentina2005-066-59 months4-Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición y Salud 2005-06, Datos preliminares, Ministerio de Salud y Ambiente.
Armenia20050-59 months40DHS 2005, Final Report, Table 12.1, p. 140.
Australia--
Austria--
Azerbaijan20060-59 months102DHS 2006, Final report, Table C.7, p. 263
Bahamas--
Bahrain19950-59 months92Family Health Survey, Final Report, p.192.
Bangladesh20070-59 months4611DHS 2007, Final report, Table D.1, p. 263
Barbados--
Belarus20050-59 months10MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Belgium--
Belize20060-59 months61MICS 2006, Final report, Table NU. 1, p. 54
Benin20060-59 months235DHS 2006, Final report, Table C.7, p. 353
Bhutan19996-59 months193National Anthropometric Survey of Under-Five Children in Bhutan 1999, Ministry of Health, Division of Health Services, with additional analysis by WHO.
Bolivia20080-59 months61DHS 2008, Preliminary report, Table 5.4, p. 23
Bosnia Herzegovina20050-59 months20MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Botswana20000-59 months132MICS 2000, Final Report, Table 13, p. 47.
Brazil2002-030-59 months5-IBGE – Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares (POF) 2002/2003
Brunei Darussalam--
Bulgaria--
Burkina Faso20070-59 months32-EA-QUIBB 2007, Table 5.9, p. 124
Burundi20050-59 months3914ISTEEBU, Rapport de l'Enquête Nationale de Nutrition de la Population 2005, Table 7, p. 24
Cambodia 20050-59 months367DHS 2005, Final Report, Table 15.1, p. 167.
Cameroon20060-59 months195MICS 2006, Final report, Table NU.1, p. 123
Canada--
Cape Verde20066-59 months92Questionário Unificado de Indicadores Básicos de Bem-Estar, INE, 2006, Tab 27
Central Africa Rep.20060-59 months298MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Chad20040-59 months3714DHS 2004, Final Report, Table 12.5, pp. 204-5.
Chile20060-71 months1-Ministerio de Salud. Departamento de Estadísticas de Salud. Anexo Salud2
China20050-59 months7-The Report on 2005 Food and Nutrition Surveillance & Mid-term Evaluation for NPA, China CDC, Table 1, p. 3.
Colombia20053-59 months71DHS 2005, Final Report, Tables 11.9.1 and 11.9.2, pp. 269-270.
Comoros20040-59 months25-Enquête Intégrale Auprès des Ménages (EIM) 2004, Table 10, p. 19.
Congo20050-59 months143DHS 2005, Final Report, Table 11.10, p. 173.
Congo, Dem. Rep.20070-59 months318DHS 2007, Final report, Table C.7, p. 352
Cook Islands19970-59 months10-South Pacific Islands Regional Millennium Development Goals Report 2004, Table 1.1, p. 24.
Costa Rica19960-71 months50National Nutrition Survey 1996, Ministry of Health.
Cote d'Ivoire20060-59 months204MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Croatia1995-9612-59 months1-Growth Monitoring of Pre-School Children 1997, UNICEF, Tables 1-3.
Cuba20050-59 months40National Survey of the Nutrition and Food Hygiene Institute 2005
Cyprus--
Czech Republic--
Denmark--
Djibouti20076-59 months338Rapport d'enquête sur l’état de nutrition des enfants de 6 à 59 mois en République de Djibouti, Tables 3.3.1.1, 3.3.1.2, pp. 25-26
Dominica--
Dominican Republic20070-59 months40DHS 2007, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ May 2009
Ecuador20040-59 months91CEPAR, ENDEMAIN 2004, Tables 12.9 & 12.11.
Egypt20080-59 months81DHS 2008, Final report, Table E.1, p. 317 (Appendix E)
El Salvador20083-59 months9-FESAL 2008, Abstract report, p. 32
Equatorial Guinea20000-59 months194MICS 2000, Reanalyzed by UNICEF HQ.
Eritrea20020-59 months4012DHS 2002, Final Report, Table 10.10, p.179.
Estonia--
Ethiopia20050-59 months3811DHS 2005, Final Report, Table 11.11, p. 160.
Fiji--
Finland--
France--
Gabon20000-59 months122DHS 2000, Final report, p. 170.
Gambia20060-59 months204MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Georgia20050-59 months20MICS 2005, Final report, Table NU.1, p. 7
Germany--
Ghana20060-59 months183MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Greece--
Grenada--
Guatemala20023-59 months234Encuesta Nacional de Salud, Materno Infantil (ENSMI) 2002, p.193-94.
Guinea20080-59 months267Enquête Nationale sur l'état nutritionnel et le suivi des indicateurs de Survie de l'Enfant (ENENSE), Table 6.11a
Guinea Bissau20060-59 months194MICS 2006, Final report, Table NU.1, p.108
Guyana20060-59 months122MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, June 2008
Haiti 20060-59 months226DHS 2006, Final Report, Table 11.12, p. 166
Holy See--
Honduras2005-060-59 months111DHS 2006, Final Report, Table 11.6, p. 192.
Hungary--
Iceland--
India2005-060-59 months4815National Family Health Survey 2005-06, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ September 2008
Indonesia20030-59 months289National Socio-Economic Survey (SUSENAS) 2003, Table 16, pp. 86-88.
Iran20040-59 months5-Anthropometric and Nutrition Indicators Survey 2004
Iraq20060-59 months81MICS 2006, Final report, Table NU.1, p. 82
Ireland--
Israel--
Italy--
Jamaica20040-59 months4-Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 2004, Interim Report, Tables D1-D5.
Japan--
Jordan20020-59 months41DHS 2002, Final Report, Table 10.7, p. 133.
Kazakhstan20060-59 months41MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Kenya2005-20066-59 months214Kenya Integrated Houshold Budget Survey (KIHBS), Table 6, p. 106
Kiribati19990-59 months13-South Pacific Islands Regional Millennium Development Goals Report 2004, Table 1.1, p. 24.
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of20040-71 months238National Nutrition Assessment 2004, Table 11, p. 29.
Korea, Republic of--
Kuwait19960-59 months103Kuwait Family Health Survey, Final Report, p. 192.
Kyrgystan20060-59 months30MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Lao People's Dem. Rep20060-59 months379MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, June 2008
Latvia--
Lebanon20040-59 months4-PAPFAM 2004, Table 12, p. 34.
Lesotho20040-59 months204DHS 2004, Final Report, Table 10.12, p. 174.
Liberia20070-59 months246DHS 2007, Final report, Table C.7, pp. 278-279
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya19950-59 months51PAPCHILD, MCH Survey 1995, Principle Report, pp. 36, 38-39.
Liechtenstein--
Lithuania--
Luxembourg--
Macedonia20060-59 months20MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Madagascar2003-040-59 months4211DHS 2003-04, Final Report, Table 9.14, p. 183.
Malawi20060-59 months214MICS 2006, Final report, Table 6.1a-b, pp. 46-47
Malaysia 20050-59 months81Ministry of Health, Health Management Information System 2005, Table KKK-210.
Maldives20010-59 months307MICS 2001, Table 5.5.
Mali20060-59 months3210DHS 2006, Final report, Table C.7, p. 366
Malta--
Marshall Islands--
Mauritania20086-59 months317Enquête rapidee sur la nutrition et la survie de l'enfant en Mauritanie avril 2008, Rapport Final, Table 7, p. 25
Mauritius19950-59 months152Survey on Nutrition in Mauritius and Rodrigues 1995, Final Report, Ministry of Health.
Mexico20050-59 months5-Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición 2006, p. 89.
Micronesia (Federated States of)19970-59 months15-South Pacific Islands Regional Millennium Development Goals Report 2004, Table 1.1, p. 24.
Moldova20050-59 months41DHS 2005, Final Report, Table 11.10, p. 155.
Monaco--
Mongolia20050-59 months61MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Montenegro20050-59 months31MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Morocco2003-040-59 months102DHS 2003-04, Final Report, Table 10.8, pp. 145-6.
Mozambique20080-59 months184MICS 2008, Statistical Table NU.1
Myanmar20030-59 months327MICS 2003, Table 13, p. 39.
Namibia20060-59 months213DHS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ May 2009
Nauru--
Nepal 20060-59 months4510DHS 2006, Final Report, p. 193 (footnote)
Netherlands--
New Zealand--
Nicaragua2006-070-59 months71DHS 2006-07, Preliminary report, Table 11, p. 44
Niger20086-59 months4312Nutrition et Survie de l'Enfant, Annexe 7, Tables 7, 12
Nigeria20080-59 months279DHS 2008, Preliminary report, Table 10, p. 23
Niue--
Norway--
Occupied Palestinian Territory20060-59 months30Palestinian Family Health Survey 2006, Preliminary Report, Tables 20-22, pp. 52-54.
Oman19980-59 months181National PEM Survey 1998, Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF, with additional WHO analysis.
Pakistan2001-020-59 months3813National Nutrition Survey 2001-02, Final Report (Draft), pp. 41-2.
Palau--
Panama19970-59 months81Encuesta de Niveles de Vida 1997, Ministerio de Economica y Finanzas.
Papua New Guinea20056-59 months265National Micronutrient Survey 2005, Tables 3.1.1-3.1.6, pp. 12-19
Paraguay20050-59 months4-Análisis de la situación de salud infantil y antropometría en menores de 5 años. Paraguay EPH 2005. Marta Cristina Sanabria. Informe de consultoría. PNUD Paraguay. Table 8, p. 38
Peru2004-060-59 months51DHS 2004-06, Final report, Table 10.9.1, p. 168
Philippines20030-59 months28-National Nutrition Surveys (ENRI) 2003, Preliminary Report.
Poland--
Portugal--
Qatar19950-71 months6-National Nutritional Assessment 1996.
Romania20020-59 months30National Nutrition Survey 2002.
Russian Federation19950-59 months31Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey 1995, UNC Chapel Hill.
Rwanda20050-59 months234DHS 2005, Final Report, Table 10.12, p. 149.
Saint Kitts and Nevis--
Saint Lucia--
Saint Vincent and Grenadines--
Samoa--
San Marino--
Sao Tome and Principe20060-59 months91MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Saudi Arabia19960-59 months143Family Health Survey 1996, Final Report, p. 191.
Senegal20050-59 months173DHS 2005, Final Report, Table.10.13, p. 204.
Serbia20050-59 months20MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Seychelles--
Sierra Leone20050-59 months308MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Singapore20000-59 months30WHO Database, citing National Healthcare Group Polyclinics Anthropometric Growth Charts for Singapore Preschool Children 2000.
Slovakia--
Slovenia--
Solomon Islands198921-PIC Regional MDG Goals Report 2004, quoted in "WFFC +5 Report 2007"
Somalia20060-59 months3612MICS 2006, Final report, Table NU.1, p. 79
South Africa20030-59 months123DHS 2003, Final report, Table 8.6, p. 150
Spain--
Sri Lanka20003-59 months29-DHS 2000, Final Report, Table 9.9, p. 200
Sudan20060-59 months319Sudan Household Health Survey 2006, Table 6.1, p. 59
Suriname20060-59 months101MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, June 2008
Swaziland2006-070-59 months7-DHS 2006-07, Preliminary findings, p. 2
Sweden--
Switzerland--
Syria20060-59 months102MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Tajikistan20070-59 months185LSMS 2007, Table 2.1, p. 13
Tanzania2004-050-59 months224DHS 2004-05, Final Report, Table 11.11, pp. 198-9.
Thailand2005-060-59 months9-MICS 2005-06, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Timor-Leste20070-59 months4915Final Statistical Abstract: Timor-Leste Survey of Living Standards 2007, National Statistics Directorate, Table 6.61~6.67, pp. 184~190
Togo20080-59 months213National survey on Nutrition, Mortality and Feeding Practice 2008, Tables Y1-Y3, pp. 78-79
Tonga--
Trinidad & Tobago20000-59 months61MICS 2000, Reanalyzed by UNICEF HQ.
Tunisia20060-59 months30MICS 2006, Final report, Table 16, pp. 62-63
Turkey20080-59 months30DHS 2008, Preliminary report, Table 21, p. 29
Turkmenistan20050-59 months112MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Tuvalu--
Uganda 20060-59 months205DHS 2006, Final report, Table D.1, pp. 337-338
Ukraine20026-39 months10National Micronutrients Survey 2004.
United Arab Emirates19950-59 months143Family Health Survey 1995, Final Report, p. 190.
United Kingdom--
United States1999-0224-59 months20WHO Database citing Hedley AA et al, "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among US Children, Adolescents and Adults 1999-2002" JAMA 2004, 291:2847-50.
Uruguay20020-59 months51SISVEN - Ministerio de Salud Pública 2002
Uzbekistan20060-59 months51MICS 2006, Final report, Table 7, p. 78
Vanuatu20070-59 months162MICS 2007, Final report, Table NU.1, p. 22
Venezuela 20050-59 months5-Ministerio de Planificación y Desarrollo (MPD), Sistema Integrado de Indicadores Sociales para Venezuela, 2008.
Viet Nam20060-59 months205MICS 2006, Final report, Table NU.1, p. 137
Yemen20030-59 months4615Family Health Survey 2003, Tables 12.1-12.3, pp. 127-28.
Zambia20070-59 months193DHS 2007, Final report, Table D.1, p. 352
Zimbabwe2005-060-59 months173DHS 2005-06, Final report, Table 11.12, p. 168