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South Africa - Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5)

7.0 (% of children under 5) in 2016

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, %
2016 7.0 -30.59 %
2012 10.1 -3.41 %
2008 10.5 -24.14 %
2004 13.8 18.37 %
1999 11.7 22.50 %
1995 9.5

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