Children under age five who are underweight, by region 2012 & 2015

This graph shows the proportion of children under age five who are moderately or severely under weight for their age in different regions across the world in 2012 and projections for year 2015. In 2012, underweight prevalence was highest in Southern Asia (30 %), followed by sub-Saharan Africa (21%).

Children under age five who are moderately or severely underweight for their age worldwide in 2012 & 2015*, by region

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Source

Release date

July 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2012 & 2015

Supplementary notes

* Projection.
The trend analysis presented was based on harmonized estimates on child malnutrition from the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization and the World Bank.
Data for year 2012 has been retrieved from previous publication.

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