Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population


Central African Republic is the top country by prevalence of undernourishment in the world. As of 2021, prevalence of undernourishment in Central African Republic was 52.2 %. The top 5 countries also includes Madagascar, Haiti, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Yemen.

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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%.