The State of the World's Children 2000

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Statistical Tables

Table 2: Nutrition

  % of children (1990-99*) who are:

% of under-fives (1990-98*) suffering from:

 
  underweight wasting stunting  
  Under-5
mortality
rank
% of infants
with low
birthweight
1990-97*
exclusively
breastfed
(0-3 months)
breastfed with
complementary
food
(6-9 months)
still
breastfeeding
(20-26 months)
moderate
& severe
severe moderate
& severe
moderate
& severe
Vitamin A
supplementation
coverage rate
(6-59 months)
1998
% of
households
consuming
iodized salt
1992-98*
 
Afghanistan42025--48-2552--
Albania907---------
Algeria889482921133918-92
Andorra165----------
Angola2191270494214653-10
Antigua and Barbuda1338---10x4x10x7x--
Argentina1267--------90
Armenia10472134-------
Australia1756---------
Austria1756---------
Azerbaijan8065375-102322--
Bahamas130----------
Bahrain1336-69-92510--
Bangladesh4850526990562118559578
Barbados14610---5x1x4x7x--
Belarus110---------37
Belgium1656---------
Belize8342449-61---90
Benin22-159765297142510079
Bhutan41----38x-4x56x8782
Bolivia5756180321022267390
Bosnia and Herzegovina137----------
Botswana771139--1751129-27
Brazil858423017612112095
Brunei Darussalam156----------
Bulgaria1446---------
Burkina Faso2221556-30813299723
Burundi17-89x66x73x37119431580
Cambodia24-60-4852181356807
Cameroon271316-29225629-82
Canada1656---------
Cape Verde65918--142616-99
Central African Rep.181523--278734-65
Chad13-2816239141440055
Chile14857717-1-02-97
China79964--16--34-83
Colombia104916611781115-92
Comoros53858745268834--
Congo471643x95x27x17x3x4x21x93-
Congo, Dem. Rep.915324064341010454690
Cook Islands1041---------
Costa Rica14573547122----89
Côte d'Ivoire2812477-246824--
Croatia156-24--1-11-70
Cuba16077666-9-3--45
Cyprus156----------
Czech Rep.1656---1022--
Denmark1756---------
Djibouti2611---186132641-
Dominica13310---5x0x2x6x--
Dominican Rep.751325477611111613
Ecuador891329523417x0x2x34x6997
Egypt68105337-123625-0
El Salvador9711167668111123-91
Equatorial Guinea20---------20
Eritrea4513664560441716388680
Estonia126----------
Ethiopia181674-354816864830
Fiji12012---8183-31
Finland1754---------
France1755---------
Gabon30-32--------
Gambia59--858265-30-0
Georgia120----------
Germany175----------
Ghana49837-6627811269010
Greece1626---------
Grenada1099---------
Guatemala74155056432763505764
Guinea141352-15--12299737
Guinea-Bissau1120---23x-----
Guyana6015---12-1210--
Haiti3615383252888326010
Holy See-----------
Honduras8194269451832405885
Hungary1499---2x0x2x3x--
Iceland175----------
India4933513167532118522570
Indonesia71852-6534813426662
Iran1001066-411637193594
Iraq3715--2523610318910
Ireland1624---------
Israel1657---------
Italy1655---------
Jamaica14910---10146-100
Japan1897---------
Jordan93101568125128-95
Kazakhstan83912612182316-53
Kenya401617945422563310100
Kiribati623---13x-11x28x--
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.104----60-1960-5
Korea, Rep. of1759---------
Kuwait1477---6x-3x12x--
Kyrgyzstan69631-79112325-27
Lao People's Dem. Rep.411836-31401211473993
Latvia126----------
Lebanon9410---3-312-92
Lesotho3311544752164544-73
Liberia6--1725------
Libya1177--395-315-90
Liechtenstein149----------
Lithuania120----------
Luxembourg175----------
Madagascar255619349401374810073
Malawi7201178683097483458
Malaysia1538---191----
Maldives56138--43101727--
Mali51613336040172330939
Malta162----------
Marshall Islands5214-------35-
Mauritania1611606459239744803
Mauritius120131629-162151000
Mexico97738x36x21x14x-6x22x9399
Micronesia, Fed. States of1179-------50-
Moldova, Rep. of944---------
Monaco175----------
Mongolia28793847410-2228768
Morocco6793133209222375-
Mozambique1020388758269836-62
Myanmar4424-78753913--9165
Namibia62162265232669288359
Nauru104----------
Nepal51-836388471611489093
Netherlands175----------
New Zealand1656---------
Nicaragua7792965291222256386
Niger3151-47502021418264
Nigeria1516252433612943-98
Niue-----------
Norway1894---------
Oman140828856423313239865
Pakistan33251631563813--119
Palau978---------
Panama13383238217119-92
Papua New Guinea452375746630x6x6x43x--
Paraguay10057591541017-79
Peru731163834381126-93
Philippines81947-2328-6308015
Poland149----------
Portugal1565---------
Qatar140----6-28--
Romania1177---6138--
Russian Federation1156---31413-30
Rwanda211790688527119427595
Saint Kitts and Nevis909---------
Saint Lucia1308---------
Saint Vincent/Grenadines1208---------
Samoa1106---------
San Marino165----------
Sao Tome and Principe617---165526--
Saudi Arabia1137---------
Senegal38416695022-72309
Seychelles14010---6x0x2x5x--
Sierra Leone111-944129-935-75
Singapore1757---------
Slovakia153----------
Slovenia175----------
Solomon Islands11320---21x4x7x27x--
Somalia816-------90-
South Africa58----91323-40
Spain1654---------
Sri Lanka1372524606634-1418-47
Sudan431514x45x44x34111333800
Suriname9413---------
Swaziland531037512010x-1x30x-26
Sweden1895---------
Switzerland1755---------
Syria1027-50-134921-40
Tajikistan62---------20
Tanzania32144193532786428074
TFYR Macedonia110-8-------100
Thailand9064712719-616450
Togo302015-772571222-73
Tonga1202---------
Trinidad and Tobago14010---7x0x4x5x--
Tunisia102812-169-423-98
Turkey858938-103---18
Turkmenistan66554-------0
Tuvalu713---------
Uganda35137064402675389569
Ukraine 126---------4
United Arab Emirates1536-52-1431517--
United Kingdom1657---------
United States1607---1012--
Uruguay 137 8---5118--
Uzbekistan70-4-351951231-0
Vanuatu767---20x--19x--
Venezuela1159---51313-65
Viet Nam8517---41914449865
Yemen38192579414615135210039
Yugoslavia130-6351320272570
Zambia12132695432454429178
Zimbabwe5510169326153632-80
 
Regional Summaries
 
Sub-Saharan Africa1531664932109416862
Middle East and North Africa114145331858256948
South Asia33453668511918523065
East Asia and Pacific105974-22--367074
Latin America and Caribbean93945231013185289
CEE/CIS and Baltic States7---825162525
Industrialized countries6---------
Developing countries18444753311211394868
Least developed countries22436759401312478057
World17444753301111374866

	
Definitions of the indicators    Main data sources
Low birth weight - Less than 2,500 grams.

Underweight - Moderate and severe - below minus two standard deviations from median weight for age of reference population; severe - below minus three standard deviations from median weight for age of reference population.

Wasting - Moderate and severe- below minus two standard deviations from median weight for height of reference population.

Stunting - Moderate and severe - below minus two standard deviations from median height for age of reference population.

Vitamin A - Percentage of children aged 6-59 months who have received a high dose of vitamin A capsules within the last six months.

  

Low birth weight - World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Breastfeeding - Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Underweight, wasting and stunting - Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Salt iodization - Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and UNICEF.

Vitamin A - UNICEF field offices

 
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