China Nutrition Stats


% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 67 2002 8th out of 125
% of households consuming iodized salt 93 2002 16th out of 112
% of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 16 2002 83th out of 132
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 11 2002 87th out of 137
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 96.4% 2009 3rd out of 6
Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 250 2006 39th out of 169
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 27.6% 2008 11th out of 15
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 2.2% 2005 38th out of 38
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 21.8% 2002 9th out of 16
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 9.2% 2002 4th out of 16
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 10% 2007 72nd 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.; World Health Organisation, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).


Did you know

  • Think malnutrition and you probably think Africa. But half the world's undernourished are in China and India.

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