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Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population


In 2018, prevalence of undernourishment in Afghanistan was 29.8 %. In the ranking by prevalence of undernourishment including 164 countries, Afghanistan has the 14th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as the United Republic of Tanzania and the Kenya. Compared to Central African Republic which at the top of the ranking with prevalence of undernourishment of 59.6 % in 2018, Afghanistan has 50.00 % percent lower prevalence of undernourishment.

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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%.

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