SDG 2 · Indicator
Prevalence of wasting in children under 5 years of age
Ratings provide a visual representation of a country’s performance on the indicator.
Significant challenges remain
Major challenges remain
The percentage of children up to the age of 5 years whose weight falls below minus two standard deviations from the median weight for their age, according to the WHO Child Growth Standards. UNICEF et al. (2016) report an average prevalence of wasting in high-income countries of 0.75%. We assumed this value for high-income countries with missing data.
The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of .
UNICEF et. al.