Cape Verde

Cape Verde Nutrition Stats


% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 13 2002 88th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 57 2002 19th out of 125
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 16 2002 84th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 14 2002 71st out of 137
% of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 2002 68th out of 104
% of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 6 2002 60th out of 128
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 0.2% 1996 5th out of 5
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 160 2006 106th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 59.6% 2005 3rd out of 24
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 6% 2005 26th out of 38
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 10% 2007 74th out of 168

SOURCES: UNICEF; United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children.; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Food Security Statistics (http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/food-security-statistics/en/).; UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).


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