Leading countries with stunted children worldwide as of 2017

This statistic displays the leading countries with stunted children worldwide as of 2017. According to the statistic, India had almost 48.2 million stunted children as of this time, the highest number of any country in the world.

Number of stunted children in leading countries worldwide as of 2017

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"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."
Figures estimated by Save the Children. Analysis was limited to countries with stunting data from 2010-onward.

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