Proportion (%) of underweight children by region,
||Underweight (weight for age) is still the most widespread indicator used. The proportion of underweight children in each region was estimated by the UN SubCommittee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN) in preparation for the Third Report of the World Nutrition Situation. In 1995, 86 million children were underweight in South Asia, 36 million in South East Asia & the Pacific, 32 million in SubSaharan Africa, 7 million in North Africa & the Middle East and 4 million in|
Global progress in reducing the prevalence of underweight since 1990, or even progress in most regions, is still less than one fifth of that necessary to reach the goal of halving the prevalence from 1990-2000; this goal was approved at the World Summit for Children and reaffirmed at the International Conference on Nutrition.
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