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Key Data on the Nutritional Status of Children in Uganda

Key Data on the Nutritional Status of Children in Uganda

The Ugandan Demographic and Health Report contains key data on the nutritional status of children in different regions of the country (1). 29 % of all children under the age of five are considered to be stunted; 9 % of them are extremely small for their age. Boys are 31 % more affected by stunting than girls. In rural areas, growth retardations are more common than in the city (30 % vs. 24 %). Most of the stunted children (41 %) live in the Tooro region, the least in the Teso region (14 %). 4 out of 10 children with non-educated mothers are too small for their age. Growth retardations occur especially at the age of ten months, as illustrated by the graph below.

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  1. Cf. UBoS and ICF. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report. Kampala, Uganda and Rockville, Maryland, USA, 2017, S. 29 ff, available via: https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/PR80/PR80.pdf

 

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