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Last update: Nov 2009

Underweight: Nutritional status according to the WHO Child Growth Standards

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Country Year Age Underweight Source
Moderate & severe Severe
Afghanistan2003-046-59 months3312National Micronutrient Survey 2004, Tables 5.1-5.3.
Albania20050-59 months62MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, April 2007
Algeria20060-59 months31MICS 2006, Preliminary report, Table NU.1, p. 38
Andorra--
Angola20076-59 months167National Nutrition Survey 2007, Table 5
Antigua and Barbuda--
Argentina2005-066-59 months20Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición y Salud 2005-06, Datos preliminares, Ministerio de Salud y Ambiente.
Armenia20050-59 months41DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Australia--
Austria--
Azerbaijan20060-59 months82DHS 2006, Final report, Table 12.1, p. 138
Bahamas--
Bahrain--
Bangladesh20070-59 months4112DHS 2007, Final report, Table 11.1, p. 148
Barbados--
Belarus20050-59 months11MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Belgium--
Belize20060-59 months41MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ May 2009
Benin20060-59 months185DHS 2006, Final report, Table 12.1, p. 172
Bhutan19996-59 months143National anthropometric survey of under five children in Bhutan 1999, Re-analyzed by WHO, Jan 2007
Bolivia20030-59 months51DHS 2003, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ May 2009
Bosnia Herzegovina20050-59 months10MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Botswana20000-59 months11-MICS 2000, Re-analyzed by WHO, Jan 2007
Brazil20060-59 months2-MOH, PNDS 2006, Table 1, p. 255
Brunei Darussalam--
Bulgaria--
Burkina Faso20060-59 months3214MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Burundi20050-59 months35-Rapport de l'Enquête Nationale de Nutrition de la Population 2005, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Cambodia 20050-59 months287DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Cameroon20060-59 months165MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Canada--
Cape Verde--
Central Africa Rep.20060-59 months248MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Chad--
Chile--
China20050-59 months6-China CDC, The Report on 2005 Food and Nutrition Surveillance & Mid-term Evaluation for NPA, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Colombia20053-59 months52DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Comoros20000-59 months219DHS 2000, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Congo20050-59 months113DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Congo, Dem. Rep.20070-59 months258DHS 2007, Final report, Table 11.1, p. 155
Cook Islands--
Costa Rica--
Cote d'Ivoire20060-59 months165MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Croatia--
Cuba--
Cyprus--
Czech Republic--
Denmark--
Djibouti20076-59 months319Rapport d'enquête sur l’état de nutrition des enfants de 6 à 59 mois en République de Djibouti, Appendix 6, p. 53
Dominica--
Dominique Republic20070-59 months72DHS 2007, Final report, Table 6.1, p. 77
Ecuador20040-59 months6-CEPAR, ENDEMAIN 2004, Tables 12.9 & 12.11.
Egypt20080-59 months61DHS 2008, Final report, Table 14.1, p. 185
El Salvador20083-59 months6-FESAL 2008, Abstract report, p. 33
Equatorial Guinea--
Eritrea20020-59 months35-DHS 2002, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Estonia--
Ethiopia20050-59 months3311DHS 2005, Final Report, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Fiji--
Finland--
France--
Gabon20000-59 months82DHS 2000, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Gambia20060-59 months164MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Georgia20050-59 months21MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Germany--
Ghana20080-59 months143DHS 2008, Preliminary report, Table 13, p. 26
Greece--
Grenada--
Guatemala20023-59 months18-Encuesta Nacional de Salud, Materno Infantil (ENSMI) 2002, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Guinea20080-59 months217Enquête Nationale sur l'état nutritionnel et le suivi des indicateurs de Survie de l'Enfant (ENENSE), Table 6.10a
Guinea-Bissau20060-59 months154MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Guyana20060-59 months103MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, June 2008
Haiti 20060-59 months186DHS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Holy See--
Honduras2005-060-59 months81DHS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Hungary--
Iceland--
India2005-060-59 months4316NFHS 2005-06, Final report, Table 10.1, p. 270
Indonesia20070-59 months185Basic Health Research 2007, Tables 3.1, 3.4, pp. 35, 39
Iran--
Iraq20060-59 months62MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Ireland--
Israel--
Italy--
Jamaica20070-59 months2-Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 2007, Table D-1, Appendix
Japan--
Jordan--
Kazakhstan20060-59 months41MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Kenya20030-59 months164DHS 2003, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ July 2008
Kiribati--
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of20040-71 months187National Nutrition Assessment 2004, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Korea, Republic of--
Kuwait--
Kyrgystan20060-59 months20MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Lao People's Dem. Rep20060-59 months319MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Latvia--
Lebanon--
Lesotho20076-59 months143National Nutrition Survey 2007, Table 4.1.1.2, p. 23
Liberia20070-59 months196DHS 2007, Final report, Table 11.1, p. 137
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya19950-59 months4-PAPCHILD, MCH Survey 1995, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Liechtenstein--
Lithuania--
Luxembourg--
Macedonia20060-59 months20MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Madagascar2003-040-59 months3612DHS 2003-04, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Malawi20060-59 months153MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Malaysia --
Maldives20010-59 months267MICS 2001, Re-analyzed by WHO, Jan 2007
Mali20060-59 months2710DHS 2006, Final report, Table 11.1, p. 175
Malta--
Marshall Islands--
Mauritania20086-59 months247Enquête rapidee sur la nutrition et la survie de l'enfant en Mauritanie avril 2008, Rapport Final, Table 21, p. 33
Mauritius--
Mexico20050-59 months3-Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición 2006, p. 89.
Micronesia (Federated States of)--
Moldova20050-59 months31DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ May 2009
Monaco--
Mongolia20050-59 months51MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Montenegro20050-59 months21MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Morocco2003-040-59 months92DHS 2003-04, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Mozambique20030-59 months206DHS 2003, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ July 2008
Myanmar20030-59 months309MICS 2003, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Namibia2006-070-59 months174DHS 2006-07, Final report, Table 12.1, pp. 149-150
Nauru20070-59 months51DHS 2007, Preliminary report, Table 11.3
Nepal 20060-59 months3911DHS 2006, Final Report, Table 12.11, p. 194
Netherlands--
New Zealand--
Nicaragua2006-20070-59 months61ENDESA 2006-07, Final report, Table 9.6.1, p. 313
Niger20086-59 months3612Nutrition et Survie de l'Enfant, Annexe 8, Tables 18, 20
Nigeria20080-59 months239DHS 2008, Preliminary report, Table 10, p. 23
Niue--
Norway--
Occupied Palestinian Territory--
Oman19980-59 months13-National PEM Survey 1998, Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF, with additional WHO analysis.
Pakistan2001-020-59 months3113National Nutrition Survey 2001-02, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Palau--
Panama19970-59 months6-Encuesta de Niveles de Vida 1997, Re-analyzed by WHO
Papua New Guinea20056-59 months185National Micronutrient Survey 2005, Tables 3.1.1-3.1.6, pp. 12-19
Paraguay20050-59 months3-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
Peru2004-060-59 months61DHS 2004-06, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Philippines20030-59 months215National Nutrition Surveys (ENRI) 2003, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Poland--
Portugal--
Qatar--
Romania20020-59 months4-National Nutrition Survey 2002, Re-analyzed by WHO Jan 2007
Russian Federation--
Rwanda20050-59 months184DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Saint Kitts and Nevis--
Saint Lucia--
Saint Vincent and Grenadines--
Samoa--
San Marino--
Sao Tome and Principe20060-59 months71MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Saudi Arabia--
Senegal20050-59 months144DHS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Serbia20050-59 months10MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Seychelles--
Sierra Leone20080-59 months217DHS 2008, Preliminary report, Table 12, p. 22
Singapore20000-59 months3-WHO Database, citing National Healthcare Group Polyclinics Anthropometric Growth Charts for Singapore Preschool Children 2000.
Slovakia--
Slovenia--
Soloman Islands20070-59 months122DHS 2007, Preliminary report, Table 11.3
Somalia20060-59 months3212MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
South Africa--
Spain--
Sri Lanka2006-20070-59 months224DHS 2006-07, Preliminary report
Sudan20060-59 months2710Sudan Household Health Survey 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Suriname20060-59 months71MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008
Swaziland2006-070-59 months51DHS 2006-07, Final report, Table 11.1, p. 142
Sweden--
Switzerland--
Syria20060-59 months92MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Tajikistan20070-59 months156LSMS 2007, Table 2.1, p. 13
Tanzania2004-050-59 months17-DHS 2004-05, Re-analyzed by WHO Apr 2008
Thailand2005-060-59 months71MICS 2005-06, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Timor-Leste20020-59 months4115MICS 2002, Re-analyzed by WHO, Mar 2007
Togo20080-59 months213National survey on Nutrition, Mortality and Feeding Practice 2008, Tables 8, 12, 14, pp. 28-35
Tonga--
Trinidad & Tobago--
Tunisia--
Turkey--
Turkmenistan20050-59 months82MICS 2005, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ, Nov 2007
Tuvalu20070-59 months20DHS 2007, Preliminary report, Table 10
Uganda 20060-59 months164DHS 2006, Final report, Table 12.1, p. 155
Ukraine--
United Arab Emirates--
United Kingdom--
United States1999-0224-59 months1-WHO Database citing Hedley AA et al, "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among US Children, Adolescents and Adults 1999-2002" JAMA 2004, 291:2847-50.
Uruguay--
Uzbekistan20060-59 months41MICS 2006, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Nov 2007
Vanuatu--
Venezuela --
Viet Nam20000-59 months276MICS 2000, Re-analyzed by WHO, Mar 2007
Yemen20030-59 months42-Family Health Survey 2003, Re-analyzed by WHO Nov 2007
Zambia20070-59 months153DHS 2007, Final report, Table 11.1, p. 162
Zimbabwe2005-060-59 months123DHS 2005-06, Re-analyzed by UNICEF HQ Jul 2008