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Central America: undernourishment prevalence 2016-2018, by country

The share of population in Central America (including Mexico) whose habitual food intake is insufficient to maintain an active and healthy life was estimated at 6.1 percent between 2016 and 2018. The Central American country with the highest prevalence of undernourishment in this period was Nicaragua, with 17 percent.

Prevalence of undernourishment in Central America between 2016 and 2018, by country

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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

Between 2016 and 2018

Special properties

Average three-year estimates; The source includes Mexico in the Central American region

Supplementary notes

According to FAO, "the prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) is an estimate of the proportion of the population whose habitual food consumption is insufficient to provide the dietary energy levels that are required to maintain a normal active and healthy life".

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