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Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population


In 2016, prevalence of undernourishment in Gambia was 9.6 %. In the ranking by prevalence of undernourishment including 163 countries, Gambia has the 159th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as the United Republic of Tanzania and the Togo. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with prevalence of undernourishment of 2.5 % in 2016, Gambia has 284.00 % percent higher 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%.