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Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends (2017 edition)

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group

The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same methodology as in previous years. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group.

Given that country data are at maximum available from surveys conducted in the year previous to when the modelling exercise takes place, in 2017 the joint estimates were derived up to 2016 with extrapolation for stunting until 2025.

This data set consists of 806 national survey data which were standardized for analysis purpose. Estimates are adjusted where necessary to be nationally representative and to cover the age range 0-5 years. The adjustments are specified in the Notes column. As a result of making these adjustments, prevalence might be slightly different from the survey results reported elsewhere.

Download the key findings of the joint malnutrition estimates, the join data set, the 2017 regional classification and more here.

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group

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