SDG 2 · Indicator

Prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years of age

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Description

The percentage of children up to the age of 5 years that are stunted, measured as the percentage that fall below minus two standard deviations from the median height for their age, according to the WHO Child Growth Standards. UNICEF et al. (2016) report an average prevalence of wasting in high-income countries of 2.58%. We assumed this value for high-income countries with missing data.

Long-Term Objective

SDG Target

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.

Reference

UNICEF et al.

Prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years of age

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Bangladesh

Brazil

China

India

Indonesia

Mexico

Nigeria

Pakistan

Russian Federation

United States

Source: UNICEF et al.

Prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years of age