This page has a list of countries by Prevalence of severe wasting, weight for height (% of children under 5), according to officially-recognized international sources compiled by the World Bank. Prevalence of severe wasting is the proportion of children under age 5 whose weight for height is more than three standard deviations below the median for the international reference population ages 0-59.

  • Angola
    1.1 %
  • Armenia
    1.7 %
  • Burundi
    1.1 %
  • Burkina Faso
    1.7 %
  • Belize
    0.5 %
  • Bolivia
    0.9 %
  • Ethiopia
    1.2 %
  • Guinea
    3.6 %
  • Guatemala
    0.1 %
  • India
    4.9 %
  • Kazakhstan
    1.1 %
  • Sri Lanka
    3 %
  • Mexico
    0.3 %
  • Mali
    2.6 %
  • Myanmar
    1.3 %
  • Mauritania
    2.3 %
  • Malawi
    0.1 %
  • Niger
    3 %
  • Nigeria
    1.8 %
  • Nepal
    1.9 %
  • Peru
    0.1 %
  • Paraguay
    0.4 %
  • Rwanda
    0.4 %
  • South Asia
    4.5 %
  • Senegal
    2.2 %
  • Solomon Islands
    3.6 %
  • Chad
    4.4 %
  • Thailand
    1.4 %
  • Turkmenistan
    1.1 %
  • Tanzania
    0.4 %
  • Uganda
    1.3 %
  • Vietnam
    1.2 %
  • World
    2.1 %
  • South Africa
    0.6 %
  • Zimbabwe
    0.3 %