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Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population


In 2016, prevalence of undernourishment in Iraq was 27.7 %. In the ranking by prevalence of undernourishment including 163 countries, Iraq has the 103rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Iran and the Israel. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with prevalence of undernourishment of 2.5 % in 2016, Iraq has 1,008.00 % 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%.