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Country Comparison :: Children under the age of 5 years underweight
Children under the age of 5 years underweight gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five.
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country (%) Date of Information
1 Timor-Leste
45.30
2010
2 India
43.50
2006
3 Yemen
43.10
2003
4 Niger
39.90
2006
5 Bangladesh
36.80
2011
6 Madagascar
36.80
2004
7 Eritrea
34.50
2002
8 Chad
33.90
2004
9 Afghanistan
32.90
2004
10 Somalia
32.80
2006
11 South Sudan
32.50
2006
12 Sudan
31.70
2006
13 Laos
31.60
2006
14 Pakistan
30.90
2011
15 Djibouti
29.80
2012
16 Cote d'Ivoire
29.40
2007
17 Ethiopia
29.20
2011
18 Nepal
29.10
2011
19 Burundi
29.10
2011
20 Cambodia
29.00
2011
21 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
28.20
2007
22 Central African Republic
28.00
2006
23 Mali
27.90
2006
24 Burkina Faso
26.20
2010
25 Comoros
25.00
2000
26 Nigeria
24.40
2011
27 Burma
22.60
2010
28 Sri Lanka
21.60
2009
29 Liberia
20.40
2007
30 Benin
20.20
2006
31 Philippines
20.20
2011
32 Mauritania
19.50
2012
33 Haiti
18.90
2006
34 Korea, North
18.80
2009
35 Sierra Leone
18.60
2010
36 Indonesia
18.60
2010
37 Papua New Guinea
18.10
2005
38 Maldives
17.80
2009
39 Namibia
17.50
2007
40 Guinea-Bissau
16.60
2008
41 Togo
16.50
2010
42 Kenya
16.40
2009
43 Guinea
16.30
2012
44 Tanzania
16.20
2010
45 Gambia, The
15.80
2006
46 Mozambique
15.60
2011
47 Angola
15.60
2007
48 Cameroon
15.10
2011
49 Tajikistan
15.00
2007
50 Zambia
14.90
2007
51 Senegal
14.40
2012
52 Sao Tome and Principe
14.40
2009
53 Ghana
14.30
2008
54 Uganda
14.10
2011
55 Malawi
13.80
2010
56 Lesotho
13.50
2010
57 Guatemala
13.00
2009
58 Malaysia
12.90
2006
59 Bhutan
12.80
2010
60 Vietnam
12.00
2011
61 Congo, Republic of the
11.80
2005
62 Vanuatu
11.70
2007
63 Rwanda
11.70
2011
64 Solomon Islands
11.50
2007
65 Botswana
11.20
2008
66 Guyana
11.10
2009
67 Equatorial Guinea
10.60
2004
68 Turkmenistan
10.50
2000
69 Zimbabwe
10.10
2011
70 Syria
10.10
2009
71 South Africa
8.70
2008
72 Oman
8.60
2009
73 Honduras
8.60
2006
74 Azerbaijan
8.40
2006
75 Iraq
7.10
2006
76 Thailand
7.00
2006
77 Egypt
6.80
2008
78 El Salvador
6.60
2008
79 Gabon
6.50
2012
80 Albania
6.30
2009
81 Belize
6.20
2011
82 Ecuador
6.20
2004
83 Suriname
5.80
2010
84 Swaziland
5.80
2010
85 Nicaragua
5.70
2007
86 Libya
5.60
2007
87 Saudi Arabia
5.30
2005
88 Mongolia
5.30
2005
89 Armenia
5.30
2010
90 Fiji
5.30
2004
91 Nauru
4.80
2007
92 Iran
4.60
2004
93 Peru
4.50
2008
94 Uruguay
4.50
2011
95 Bolivia
4.50
2008
96 Trinidad and Tobago
4.40
2000
97 Uzbekistan
4.40
2006
98 Lebanon
4.20
2004
99 Panama
3.90
2008
100 Kazakhstan
3.70
2011
101 Algeria
3.70
2005
102 Turkey
3.50
2004
103 Romania
3.50
2002
104 Paraguay
3.40
2005
105 China
3.40
2010
106 Dominican Republic
3.40
2007
107 Cuba
3.40
2000
108 Colombia
3.40
2010
109 Singapore
3.30
2000
110 Tunisia
3.30
2006
111 Moldova
3.20
2005
112 Jamaica
3.20
2010
113 Morocco
3.10
2011
114 Venezuela
2.90
2009
115 Mexico
2.80
2012
116 Kyrgyzstan
2.70
2006
117 Argentina
2.30
2005
118 West Bank
2.20
2007
119 Brazil
2.20
2007
120 Kuwait
2.20
2012
121 Montenegro
2.20
2006
122 Czech Republic
2.00
2007
123 Jordan
1.90
2009
124 Macedonia
1.80
2005
125 Tuvalu
1.60
2007
126 Serbia
1.60
2010
127 Bulgaria
1.60
2004
128 Bosnia and Herzegovina
1.50
2012
129 United States
1.30
2004
130 Belarus
1.30
2005
131 Costa Rica
1.10
2009
132 Georgia
1.10
2009
133 Germany
1.10
2006
134 Ukraine
0.90
2002
135 Chile
0.50
2008
136 Australia
0.20
2007
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