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

19.8 (% of children under 5) in 2014

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, %
2014 19.8 -36.13%
2013 31.0 27.05%
2011 24.4 -8.61%
2008 26.7 3.89%
2007 25.7 -5.51%
2003 27.2 -0.37%
1999 27.3 -22.22%
1993 35.1 0.00%
1990 35.1

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