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Sierra Leone - Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5)

21.5 (% of children under 5) in 2013

Prevalence of child malnutrition (weight for age) is the percentage of children under five whose weight for age is more than two standard deviations below the median reference standard for their age. Sources: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition..

Date Value Change, %
2013 21.5 -14.22 %
2010 25.1 -0.94 %
2008 25.3 -24.73 %
2005 33.7 14.57 %
2000 29.4 -2.76 %
1990 30.2 7.17 %
1989 28.2 16.18 %
1978 24.3 -18.40 %
1975 29.8