Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Nutrition Stats


% of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 66 2002 13th out of 105
% of children who are   exclusively breastfed 6 months 59 2002 16th out of 125
% of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 35 2002 15th out of 137
Consumption of iodized salt > % of households 91.9% 2006 8th out of 37
Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months 56.1% 2006 7th out of 48
Low-birthweight babies > % of births 10.1% 2005 15th out of 38
Malnutrition prevalence > Height for age > % of children under 5 43.9% 2005 8th out of 21
Prevalence of overweight > % of children under 5 3.4% 2005 19th out of 21
Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate > % of children ages 6-59 months 12% 2009 55th out of 58

SOURCES: UNICEF; United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children.; 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.


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