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Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population

(%)

In 2016, prevalence of undernourishment in Democratic People's Republic of Korea was 43.4 %. In the ranking by prevalence of undernourishment including 163 countries, Democratic People's Republic of Korea has the 5th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as China and the Fiji. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with prevalence of undernourishment of 2.5 % in 2016, Democratic People's Republic of Korea has 1,636.00 % 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%.

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