Uruguay: undernourishment prevalence 2004-2018

Less than 2.5 percent of Uruguay's population were estimated to have an insufficient food intake to maintain an active and healthy life between 2016 and 2018. The country has shown signs of improvement compared to the previous measured period, when the three-year average of undernourishment stood at 4.3 percent.

Prevalence of undernourishment in Uruguay between 2004 and 2018

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Release date

August 2019

Region

Uruguay

Survey time period

2004 to 2006 and 2016 to 2018

Special properties

Average three-year estimates

Supplementary notes

* The prevalence of undernourishment is lower than the figure shown.
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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