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Jamaica - Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population

8.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, prevalence of undernourishment for Jamaica was 8.9 %. Prevalence of undernourishment of Jamaica increased from 6.6 % in 2002 to 8.9 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.19 %.

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What is prevalence of undernourishment?

Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 5%.

What is Jamaica prevalence of undernourishment?

Date Value Change, %
2016 8.9 -1.11 %
2015 9.0 -3.23 %
2014 9.3 0.00 %
2013 9.3 1.09 %
2012 9.2 2.22 %
2011 9.0 2.27 %
2010 8.8 2.33 %
2009 8.6 4.88 %
2008 8.2 6.49 %
2007 7.7 5.48 %
2006 7.3 4.29 %
2005 7.0