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Children under the age of 5 years underweight (%) 2013 Country Ranks, Alphabetical
SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2013
This entry 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. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
NOTE: The information regarding Children under the age of 5 years underweight 2013 on this page is re-published from the CIA World Factbook 2013. No claims are made regarding theaccuracy of Children under the age of 5 years underweight 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Children under the age of 5 years underweight 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
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