Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world

Children under the age of 5 years underweight 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.

#Country(%)
1 Timor-Leste 45.30
2010
2 India 43.50
2006
3 Yemen 43.10
2003
4 Niger 37.90
2012
5 Bangladesh 36.80
2011
6 Madagascar 36.80
2004
7 Eritrea 34.50
2002
8 Afghanistan 32.90
2004
9 Somalia 32.80
2006
10 South Sudan 32.50
2006
11 Pakistan 31.60
2013
12 Nigeria 31.00
2013
13 Chad 30.30
2010
14 Djibouti 29.80
2012
15 Ethiopia 29.20
2011
16 Burundi 29.10
2011
17 Nepal 29.10
2011
18 Cambodia 29.00
2011
19 Papua New Guinea 27.90
2011
20 Mali 27.90
2006
21 Sudan 27.00
2006
22 Laos 26.50
2012
23 Sri Lanka 26.30
2012
24 Burkina Faso 26.20
2010
25 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 24.20
2010
26 Central African Republic 23.50
2011
27 Burma 22.60
2010
28 Liberia 20.40
2007
29 Philippines 20.20
2011
30 Benin 20.20
2006
31 Indonesia 19.90
2013
32 Mauritania 19.50
2012
33 Guinea 18.70
2012
34 Sierra Leone 18.60
2010
35 Guinea-Bissau 18.10
2010
36 Maldives 17.80
2009
37 Namibia 17.50
2007
38 Gambia, The 17.40
2010
39 Comoros 16.90
2012
40 Senegal 16.80
2013
41 Togo 16.50
2010
42 Kenya 16.40
2009
43 Cote d'Ivoire 15.70
2012
44 Mozambique 15.60
2011
45 Angola 15.60
2007
46 Korea, North 15.20
2012
47 Cameroon 15.10
2011
48 Kiribati 14.90
2009
49 Zambia 14.90
2007
50 Sao Tome and Principe 14.40
2009
51 Uganda 14.10
2011
52 Malawi 13.80
2010
53 Tanzania 13.60
2011
54 Lesotho 13.50
2010
55 Ghana 13.40
2011
56 Tajikistan 13.30
2012
57 Guatemala 13.00
2009
58 Malaysia 12.90
2006
59 Bhutan 12.80
2010
60 Vietnam 12.00
2011
61 Congo, Republic of the 11.80
2012
62 Vanuatu 11.70
2007
63 Rwanda 11.70
2011
64 Haiti 11.60
2012
65 Solomon Islands 11.50
2007
66 Botswana 11.20
2008
67 Guyana 11.10
2009
68 Turkmenistan 10.50
2000
69 Zimbabwe 10.10
2011
70 Syria 10.10
2009
71 Thailand 9.20
2012
72 South Africa 8.70
2008
73 Oman 8.60
2009
74 Iraq 8.50
2011
75 Azerbaijan 8.40
2006
76 Honduras 7.10
2012
77 Egypt 6.80
2008
78 El Salvador 6.60
2008
79 Gabon 6.50
2012
80 Albania 6.30
2009
81 Belize 6.20
2011
82 Ecuador 6.20
2004
83 Suriname 5.80
2010
84 Swaziland 5.80
2010
85 Nicaragua 5.70
2007
86 Libya 5.60
2007
87 Equatorial Guinea 5.60
2010
88 Saudi Arabia 5.30
2005
89 Armenia 5.30
2010
90 Fiji 5.30
2004
91 Nauru 4.80
2007
92 Mongolia 4.70
2010
93 Iran 4.60
2004
94 Uruguay 4.50
2011
95 Bolivia 4.50
2008
96 Trinidad and Tobago 4.40
2000
97 Uzbekistan 4.40
2006
98 Lebanon 4.20
2004
99 Panama 3.90
2008
100 Kazakhstan 3.70
2011
101 Kyrgyzstan 3.70
2012
102 Algeria 3.70
2005
103 Peru 3.50
2012
104 Romania 3.50
2002
105 Paraguay 3.40
2005
106 Dominican Republic 3.40
2007
107 Cuba 3.40
2000
108 Colombia 3.40
2010
109 China 3.40
2010
110 Singapore 3.30
2000
111 Moldova 3.20
2005
112 Jamaica 3.20
2010
113 Morocco 3.10
2011
114 Jordan 3.00
2012
115 Venezuela 2.90
2009
116 Saint Lucia 2.80
2012
117 Mexico 2.80
2012
118 Tunisia 2.30
2012
119 Argentina 2.30
2005
120 Kuwait 2.20
2012
121 Brazil 2.20
2007
122 Czech Republic 2.00
2007
123 Turkey 1.70
2008
124 Bulgaria 1.60
2004
125 Serbia 1.60
2010
126 Tuvalu 1.60
2007
127 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.50
2012
128 Macedonia 1.30
2011
129 Belarus 1.30
2005
130 Costa Rica 1.10
2009
131 Georgia 1.10
2009
132 Germany 1.10
2006
133 Montenegro 1.00
2013
134 Ukraine 0.90
2002
135 Korea, South 0.60
2012
136 United States 0.50
2012
137 Chile 0.50
2013
138 Australia 0.20
2007