SDG 2 · Indicator

Prevalence of wasting in children under 5 years of age

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Description

The percentage of children up to the age of 5 years whose weight falls below minus two standard deviations from the median weight 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 0.75%. 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 wasting 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 wasting in children under 5 years of age