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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Proportion of under-fives falling below minus 2 standard deviations (moderate and severe) and minus 3 standard deviations (severe) from the median height-for-age of the reference population
Full Unit: Percentage, %
Year-range of Data:1994 - 2018
Source:UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Group
Link to Source:https://data.unicef.org/topic/nutrition/malnutrition/
Date Source Published:1st April 2019
Date Source Accessed:15th May 2019

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Stunting - short height for age under age 5

What does it mean ?

This is the percentage of children under the age of five whose growth in height is restricted by lack of adequate nutrition. Children under five that are ‘stunted’ are those who do not reach the minimum height in the healthy range for their age and gender. It includes the proportion of under-fives falling below minus 2 standard deviations (moderate and severe) and minus 3 standard deviations (severe) from the median height-for-age of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards among children under 5 years of age. Stunting can be caused by chronic malnutrition or poor health conditions over the long term.

Why does it matter ?

This is a key indicator for showing levels of malnutrition, access to healthcare, and the socioeconomic status of the community. Children under five whose growth is stunted will be affected over their whole lifespan; it causes the development of the body and brain to be impaired and lasts into adulthood. The effects of stunting are irreversible. This indicator is part of the nutrition target indicators for the World Health Assembly. Monitoring prevalence of stunting among children under five years of age globally forms part of Sustainable Development Goal 2 Target 2.2: by 2030 to end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed target on stunting in children under five years of age.

How is it collected ?

For the majority of countries, the data sources are household surveys that are nationally representative. For both data sources, the child’s height and age measurements must be collected following standard measuring techniques recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). If a child’s height is less than two standard deviations below the standard median for the child’s age and gender, then that child is designated as stunted. Together, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank group review new data sources to update country-level estimates. Each agency uses their existing mechanisms for capturing data.

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More about indicator and sources

This is one of the World Health Assembly nutrition target indicators. It is also an indicator for monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 2: Target 2.2: by 2030 end all forms of malnutrition. This indicator is also part of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030). The internationally agreed target for stunting is to achieve a 40% reduction in the number of children who are stunted by 2025.

See here for more information:

http://www.who.int/nutrition/global-target-2025/en/

In the UNICEF data base, two data points provided for Rwanda for the year 2015: 38.2% (DHS, shown in this platform) and 36.9% (Rwanda 2015 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis).

More information on calculations

Prevalence of underweight, stunting and wasting among children under-five estimates are calculated by comparing actual measurements to the WHO Child Growth standards (an international standard reference population). The standards, released in April 2006 by the World Health Organization, replaced the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)/WHO reference population. The new standards confirm that children born anywhere in the world and given the optimum start in life have the potential to reach the same range of height and weight. It states that differences in the growth of a child up to the age of five is more influenced by nutrition, feeding practices, environment and health care than by genetics or ethnicity.

For more information, see “Notes on the Data”: https://data.unicef.org/topic/nutrition/malnutrition/

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