Table 4

Prevalence of undernutrition and anaemia among children 0–23 months old in 32 Sub-Saharan African countries, 2010–2016

VariableFrequencyPercentage
Height-for-age (z-score) (n=90 490)
 Above +2 SD34963.9
 Normal (−2 to +2 SD)65 17572.0
 Moderately stunted (−2 to −3 SD)13 49914.9
 Severely stunted (below −3 SD)83219.2
Weight-for-age (z-score) (n=90 490)
 Above +2 SD20802.3
 Normal (−2 to +2 SD)67 95475.1
 Moderately underweight (−2 to −3 SD)15 03516.6
 Severely underweight (below −3 SD)54216.0
Weight-for-height (z-score) (n=90 677)
 Overweight or obese (above +2 SD)37484.1
 Normal (−2 to +2 SD)76 14184.0
 Moderately wasting (−2 to −3 SD)85989.5
 Severely wasting (below −3 SD)21912.4
Anaemia status (n=40 638)
 Not anaemic10 55626.0
 Mild10 97127.0
 Moderate17 40142.8
 Severe17114.2