Infographic: Global Nutrition Report 2015


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The infographic uses data from the Global Nutrition Report 2015 to present a snapshot of the scale of malnutrition across the globe. It tracks country progress towards two nutrition-related World Health Assembly targets for 2025, stunting in children under-5, and obesity among adults aged 18+.

Stunting is defined as the percentage of children 0–59 months who are below minus two (moderate and severe) standard deviations from median height-for-age of the WHO Child Growth Standards

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund, World Health Organization, The World Bank. UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: 2014 Joint child malnutrition estimates: Levels and trends. UNICEF, New York; WHO, Geneva; The World Bank, Washington, DC; 2015.  (July 2015 update, except for India, which is September 2015 update)

Adult obesity is defined as the percentage of defined population (adults 18+) with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher.

Source: World Health Organization Global Health Observatory Data Repository 2015. Available from: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A900A?lang=en (Accessed April 20, 2015)