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Global Well-being: Fraction of Children Under 5 Not Stunted

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What is Stunting?

Stunting refers to a condition where a child has insufficient height for their age. Stunting is typically used as an indicator of chronic malnutrition during the early years of life, often occurring in the first 1,000 days from conception to around the age of two.



Varied Global Performance

  • Countries like Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, and Chad have relatively lower fractions, indicating a higher prevalence of stunting in children under 5.
  • On the other hand, countries like Australia, Japan, and the United States have high fractions, suggesting better nutritional outcomes for young children.



Regional Pattern

  • There are regional patterns in the data. For instance, several African countries exhibit lower fractions, indicating challenges in addressing childhood stunting.
  • Some countries in Europe, North America, and Asia show higher fractions, reflecting better nutritional conditions for young children.