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This document should be useful to academic and research institutes, and groups and individuals who work on these indicators. This document is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. The Chinese and Arabic version of the report will also be available soon.
Skip to main content. Preliminary survey results are no longer included in the dataset since the data are sometimes retracted or change significantly when the final version is released. Country-level progress in reducing undernutrition prevalence is evaluated by calculating the average annual rate of reduction AARR and comparing this to the AARR needed in order to achieve targets.
Estimation of regional and global trends is based on a multilevel modelling method see de Onis et al. For the most recent trend analysis, a total of data points from countries over the period to were included in the model. This set of trend data points was jointly reviewed by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group in January to ensure that it is nationally representative of under-five children, processed using standard algorithms and comparable vertically and horizontally.
Global and regional trend modelling and graphing were carried out using SAS the country-level data set and analysis code are available on request. Each circle represents a prevalence estimate from a country for one survey. The size of the circle is proportional to the under-five population in that country for the average of all survey years. The solid line indicates the regional trend as modelled on all the available data points in the region.
Explanation as to why trends are shown for stunting and overweight but only most current estimate for wasting and severe wasting: Prevalence estimates for stunting and overweight are relatively stable over the course of a calendar year. It is therefore possible to track global and regional changes in these two conditions over time. Wasting and severe wasting are acute conditions that can change frequently and rapidly over the course of a calendar year.
This makes it difficult to generate reliable trends over time with the input data available, and as such, this report provides only the most recent global and regional estimates for the JME edition. These data are collected infrequently every 3 to 5 years in most countries and measure malnutrition at one point in time e. Footnotes on population coverage As started in the edition, a separate exercise was conducted to assess population coverage. This was important in order to alert the reader, via footnotes, to instances where the data should be interpreted with caution due to low population coverage defined as less than 50 per cent.
A conservative method was applied looking at available data within mutually exclusive five-year periods around the projected years. Population coverage was calculated as:. Prevalence thresholds for wasting, overweight and stunting in children under 5 years.
Manuscript submitted for publication. Malnutrition rates remain alarming: Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, In three regions, stunting affects one in every three children Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, by region, to Globally, stunting declined from one in three to just under one in four between and Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted, by region, to Between and , the number of stunted children under 5 worldwide declined from million to million.
At the same time, numbers have increased at an alarming rate in West and Central Africa - from Number millions of children under 5 who are stunted, by region, and Percentage of children under 5 in millions who are overweight, by region, to The prevalence of overweight under-fives has increased significantly between and in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Percentage of children under 5 in millions who are overweight, by region, to Number of children under 5 in millions who are overweight, by region, to The number of overweight under-fives has increased significantly between and in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Number of children under 5 in millions who are overweight, by region, to The prevalence of wasting in South Asia is so severe, at Percentage of children under 5 who are wasted, by region, Map Disclaimer These maps are stylized and not to scale and do not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.
The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties. The final boundary between the Sudan and South Sudan has not yet been determined.