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Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of total population

(%)

In 2017, prevalence of undernourishment in China was 8.6 %. In the ranking by prevalence of undernourishment including 163 countries, China has the 4th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Cambodia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with prevalence of undernourishment of 2.5 % in 2017, China has 244.00 % 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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