SDG 2 · Indicator

Prevalence of undernourishment

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Description

The percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements for a minimum of one year. Dietary energy requirements are defined as the amount of dietary energy required by an individual to maintain body functions, health and normal activity. FAO et al. (2015) report 14.7 million undernourished people in developed regions, which corresponds to an average prevalence of 1.17% in the developed regions. We assumed a 1.2% prevalence rate for each high-income country (World Bank, 2019) with missing data.

Long-Term Objective

SDG Target

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

Reference

FAO

Prevalence of undernourishment

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Bangladesh

Brazil

China

India

Indonesia

Mexico

Nigeria

Pakistan

Russian Federation

United States

Source: FAO

Prevalence of undernourishment