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Table 1 Undernutrition among children under 5 in South Asia

From: Postgraduate education in nutrition in south Asia: a huge mismatch between investments and needs

Country Stunting rate Number of stunted children under 5 (millions) Wasting rate
Sri Lanka 17 0.33 15
Maldives 19 0.005 11
Bhutan 34 0.023 6
Bangladesh 41 6 16
Nepal 41 1.4 11
Pakistan 44 10 15
India 48 62 20
Afghanistan 59 No data 9
  1. Source: UNICEF 2013. Improving child nutrition. The achievable imperative for global progress.