Caribbean: undernourishment prevalence 2016-2018, by country

As of 2018, Haiti was the Caribbean country with the highest share of population whose habitual food intake is insufficient to maintain an active and healthy life. The prevalence of undernourishment in Haiti amounted to 49.3 percent between 2016 and 2018, whereas the Caribbean's average stood at 18.1 percent.

Prevalence of undernourishment in the Caribbean between 2016 and 2018, by selected countries

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Release date

July 2019

Region

Central and South America

Survey time period

Between 2016 and 2018

Special properties

Average three-year estimates

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".
* Figure lower than the indicated number.

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