Hunger and undernourishment (Target 1C): children moderately and severely underweight, population undernourished
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Unit
Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%):
%
Children under 5 severely underweight (%):
%
Population undernourished (%):
%
Latest update
Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%):
10/21/2014
Children under 5 severely underweight (%):
10/21/2014
Population undernourished (%):
10/21/2014
Data type
Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%):
Average
Children under 5 severely underweight (%):
Average
Population undernourished (%):
Average
Creation date
12/14/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000550
Footnotes

Footnotes

General note on the UNECE MDG Database:

The database aims to show the official national estimates of MDG-indicators used for monitoring progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Data is shown alongside official international estimates of MDG-indicators (as published on the official United Nations site for the MDG Indicators: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mdg). Besides the international MDG-indicators, other indicators and disaggregates that are relevant for the UNECE-region are included.

At present, the tables include data from the latest official MDG-report of each country. Currently, data from official dedicated MDG-websites and previous official national MDG-reports are being added. Additionally, more detailed metadata is being added to the footnotes. Additional indicators might be added if they are used generally across the region.
Please note that some indicators are also available in the Gender Statistics Database of UNECE. Figures might differ due to the use of different sources.


Definition of the indicators: Explanations on the indicators are listed below. Deviations from the standard definitions provided here are specified in the country-specific footnotes.
Indicator
Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%)
Definition: This indicator is defined as the percentage of children aged 0–59 months whose weight is less than two standard deviations below the median weight for age of the international reference population.
Children under 5 severely underweight (%)
Definition: Prevalence of (severely) underweight children is the percentage of children aged 0-59 months whose weight for age is less than minus 3 standard deviations below the median weight for age of the international reference population. The international reference population, often referred to as the NCHS/WHO reference population, was formulated by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) as a reference for the United States and later adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The NCHS/WHO reference standard represents the distribution of height and weight by age and sex in a well-nourished population. In a well-nourished population, 0.1 percent of children fall below minus 3 standard deviations. A new standard reference population, the WHO Child Growth Standards, was released in April 2006 and also being used to estimate underweight prevalence (see Comments and Limitations below).
Population undernourished (%)
Definition: The proportion of the population below the minimum level of dietary energy consumption, referred to as the proportion of undernourished people, is the percentage of people in a population who suffer from hunger or food deprivation.
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Albania
National Series Reference: 1991 to 1997: MDG Report 2002; 2000: MDG Progress Report 2010; 2002: MDG Report 2004; 2005 to 2009: MDG Progress Report 2010; Definition: 1991 to 1997: Under three years old; Note: 1991 to 1997: Children suffering from malnutrition; Source in Reference: 1991 to 1997: UNICEF, End Decade Review.; 2000 to 2009: NSO; Primary Source in Reference: 2000: DHS 2000; 2005: DHS 2005; 2009: DHS 2008-2009;
Indicator: Children under 5 severely underweight (%) , Country: Albania
National Series Reference: 2000: MDG Report 2002; Primary Source in Reference: 2000: MICS 2000;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Armenia
National Series Reference: 2000 to 2005: MDG Progress Report 2005-2009; 2010: Armenia MDGs Indicators (http://www.armstat.am/) 06/02/2014; Source in Reference: 2000 to 2010: NSO; Primary Source in Reference: 2000: DHS 2000; 2005: DHS 2005; 2010: DHS 2010;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Armenia
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Azerbaijan
National Series Reference: 2006: NSO MDG data; Source in Reference: 2006: NSO & Macro International Inc. 2006; Primary Source in Reference: 2006: DHS 2006;
Indicator: Children under 5 severely underweight (%) , Country: Azerbaijan
National Series Reference: 2006: NSO MDG data; Source in Reference: 2006: NSO & Macro International Inc. 2006; Primary Source in Reference: 2006: DHS 2006;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Azerbaijan
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Belarus
National Series Reference: 1995 to 2005: MDG Progress 2005; Note: 2000: Below 2440 Kcal; 2005: Below 2440 Kcal;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
National Series Reference: 2000 to 2006: MDG progress report 2010; Source in Reference: 2000 to 2006: UNICEF; Primary Source in Reference: 2000: MICS 2000; 2006: MICS 2006;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
National Series Reference: 2002 to 2007: MDG progress report 2010; Note: 2002: Less than 5; Source in Reference: 2002: FAOSTAT; 2007: NSO; Primary Source in Reference: 2007: HBS 2007;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Georgia
National Series Reference: 1999: MDG in Georgia 2004; Source in Reference: 1999: NSO/UNICEF; Primary Source in Reference: 1999: MICS;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Kazakhstan
National Series Reference: 1999: MDG in Kazakhstan 2005; 2003 to 2012: Poverty assessment in Kazakhstan: current status and prospects for development; Note: 1999: Low weight for age; Source in Reference: 2003 to 2012: Min. of Health; Primary Source in Reference: 1999: DHS 1999;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Kazakhstan
National Series Reference: 2000 to 2012: Poverty assessment in Kazakhstan: current status and prospects for development; Source in Reference: 2000 to 2012: NSO;
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Kyrgyzstan
National Series Reference: 1996 to 2012: NSO MDG database as on 2014-07-08; Definition: 1996 to 2012: Underweight 1-6 year old children; Note: 1996 to 2010: Method Z-SKOR; Source in Reference: 1996 to 2010: NSO;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Kyrgyzstan
National Series Reference: 2000 to 2012: NSO MDG database as on 2014-07-08; Note: 2000 to 2010: Consuming less than 2,100 kcal; 2011 to 2012: calculated on the base of statistical estimation; Source in Reference: 2000 to 2010: NSO; Primary Source in Reference: 2000 to 2002: HBS; 2003 to 2010: Integrated Household Survey;
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Moldova, Republic of
National Series Reference: 2000 to 2009: Statbank of the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova as on 08-08-2012; Note: 2000 to 2009: Information is presented without the data from the left side of the river Nistru and municipality Bender.; Source in Reference: 2000 to 2009: Min. of Health / NSO;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Montenegro
National Series Reference: 1990 to 2005: MDG Report 2004; Note: 1990: Estimated; 2005: Estimated;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Russian Federation
National Series Note: 2000 to 2009: Consuming less than 1,500 calories a day; Source in Reference: 2000 to 2009: Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat); Primary Source in Reference: 2000 to 2009: HBS;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Serbia
National Series Reference: 1996 to 2001: MDG Report 2001-2004; Source in Reference: 1996 to 2001: NSO ; Primary Source in Reference: 2001: Household Consumption Survey;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Tajikistan
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Turkey
National Series Reference: 1998 to 2008: MDG Report 2010; Source in Reference: 1998 to 2008: Hacettepe University; Primary Source in Reference: 1998: DHS 1998; 2003: DHS 2003; 2008: DHS 2008;
Indicator: Children under 5 severely underweight (%) , Country: Turkey
National Series Reference: 1998 to 2008: MDG Report 2010; Source in Reference: 1998 to 2008: Hacettepe University; Primary Source in Reference: 1998: DHS 1998; 2003: DHS 2003; 2008: DHS 2008;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Turkey
National Series Reference: 1994 to 2002: MDG Report 2005; Source in Reference: 1994 to 2002: Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies; Primary Source in Reference: 1994: DHS 1993; 2002: DHS 2003;
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Turkmenistan
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Ukraine
National Series Reference: 2007 to 2012: Poverty Measurement in Ukraine: Criteria, Challenges and Prospects; Definition: 2007 to 2012: Consuing less than 2,100kcal; Source in Reference: 2007 to 2012: NSO;
Indicator: Children under 5 moderately or severely underweight (%) , Country: Uzbekistan
National Series Reference: 1996 to 2002: MDG Report 2006; Definition: 1996 to 2002: Under three years old; Source in Reference: 1996 to 2002: Min. of Health / Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Primary Source in Reference: 1996: DHS 1996; 2002: Uzbekistan Health Examination Survey 2002;
Indicator: Population undernourished (%) , Country: Uzbekistan
International Series: 2004: average 2003-05.; 1998: average 1997-99.; 2008: average 2007-09.; 1996: average 1995-97.; 1995: average 1994-96.; 2010: average 2009-11.; 2011: average 2010-12.; 1992: average 1991-93.; 2012: average 2011-13.; 1999: average 1998-2000.; 1991: average 1990-92.; 2009: average 2008-10.; 1994: average 1993-95.; 2006: average 2005-07.; 1997: average 1996-98.; 2000: average 1999-2001.; 2007: average 2006-08.; 2001: average 2000-02.; 2002: average 2001-03.; 1993: average 1992-94.; 2003: average 2002-04.; 2005: average 2004-06.;