Countries with the highest prevalence of stunted children worldwide as of 2017

This statistic displays the leading countries with stunted children worldwide as of 2017. According to the statistic, around 45 percent of children in Pakistan were stunted as of this time.

Percentage of children who were stunted in leading countries worldwide as of 2017

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Sources

Release date

2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of 2017

Supplementary notes

"A young child who does not get enough food and nutrients cannot grow properly and can become too short for his/her age. This condition is called “stunting” and it prevents children from developing to their full potential, both mentally and physically." >br>Figures estimated by Save the Children. Analysis was limited to countries with stunting data from 2010-onward.

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