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Eastern/Southern Africa

This is the nutrition table for ESARO
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*
Eastern/Southern Africa
Botswana116137.8on track2351034-66
Burundi19045-1no progress57816629596
Comoros7025-3.7no progress42122521-82
Ethiopia16647-0.1no progress521115556528
Lesotho8218-0.3no progress465141575t69
Madagascar12342-0.4no progress4813176791t75
South Africa6712-5.6no progress253157-62
Tanzania, United Rep. of126222.2insufficient383134191t43
Uganda138230.1no progress3941263-95
Zambia182230no progress495124073t77
Zimbabwe12913-1.6no progress27611334693


–  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.