Progress for Children Homepage
A REPORT CARD ON NUTRITION: NUMBER 4, MAY 2006 View Previous Editions>

Latin America/Caribbean

Child Nutrition Statistics By Region
Countries and territories U5MR 2004 % of under-fives (1996-2005) suffering from: Other indicators
under- weight* AARR 1990- 2004 Progress towards the MDG stunting* wasting* % of infants with low birth- weight 1998- 2004* % of children exclusively breastfed (<6 months) 1996- 2004* Vitamin A supple- men- tation (6-59 months) 2003 % of house- holds con- suming iodized salt 1998- 2004*
Latin America/Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda12-----8---
Argentina185--1238--90x
Bahamas13-----7---
Barbados12-----10x---
Belize39-----624k-90x
Bolivia6983.6on track2717543890
Brazil3462.9on track11210x--88
Chile812.6on track20563-100
Colombia2173.7on track141926-92x
Costa Rica135--62735x,k-97x
Cuba7420.3on track52641-88
Dominica14-----10---
Dominican Republic3256.7on track9211104018
Ecuador26122insufficient26-1635-99
El Salvador28102.6on track191724-91x
Grenada21-----939k--
Guatemala45232.7on track4921251-67
Guyana64144.6on track11111211--
Haiti117174.4on track23521242511
Honduras41171.5insufficient29114353580
Jamaica2045.8on track5210--100
Mexico2885.6on track182838x,k-91
Nicaragua38102.4insufficient20212319197
Panama248-1.2no progress1811025x-95
Paraguay245-2.3on track1419x22-88
Peru2975.2on track25111x67-93x
Saint Kitts and Nevis21-----956k-100
Saint Lucia14-----8---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22-----10---
Suriname3913--107139--
Trinidad and Tobago2061.3insufficient44232-1
Uruguay175x--8x1x8---
Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep. of)1943.2on track13397k-90

Notes:

–  Data were not available or were insufficient to estimate trends.
 
* Moderate and severe levels of underweight, stunting and wasting. Data refer to the most recent year available during the period 1996-2005. For other indicators, data refer to the most recent year available during the period shown in the column heading.

AARR  Average annual rate of reduction (%) in underweight prevalence. Regions are classified according to the same thresholds as in the Child Nutrition map (PDF). Note that the threshold described for countries and territories on track to reach the target does not apply at the regional level. Thus, CEE/CIS is not classified - underweight prevalence in this region is 5 per cent but there are insufficient data to calculate the AARR.

** This figure does not include China.

x Data refer to years or periods other than those specified in the column heading, differ from the standard definition, or refer to only part of a country.

k Data refer to exclusive breastfeeding for less than four months.

t Country has achieved a second round of vitamin A coverage greater than or equal to 70 per cent.

w Country's vitamin A supplementation programme does not target children up to 59 months of age.