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East Asia/Pacific

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*
East Asia/Pacific
Brunei Darussalam9-----10---
Cambodia14145-1.3no progress451511124714
China3186.7on track14-451-93
Cook Islands21-----319k--
Indonesia38282.7on track--9406273
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. of5523--37776595t40
Korea, Republic of6-----4---
Lao People's Dem. Rep.83400.8insufficient421514236475
Malaysia12117.1on track--929k--
Marshall Islands59-----1263x,k23-
Micronesia (Federated States of)23-----1860k95t-
Mongolia5213-0.3no progress25675187t75
Papua New Guinea93-----11x591-
Singapore33-on track228---
Solomon Islands56-----13x65k--
Viet Nam23283.5on track32791599t,w83


–  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 map on pages 4 and 5. 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.