Severity of malnutrition (prevalence range for <6 years) (%) | ||||
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Anthropometric measurement | Low severity | Medium/high severity | Very high severity | |
Stunting | Height-for-age Z-score–2 SD | <20 | 20–40 | >40 |
Wasting | weight-for-height Z-score >–2 SD | <5 | 5–15 | >15 |
Underweight | weight-for-age or BMI-for-age Z-score > –2 SD | <10 | 10–30 | >30 |
BMI, body mass index.