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FAO - Nutrition country profiles: Philippines 2001








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    Rates of malnutrition in Bangladesh are among the highest in the world. More than 54% of preschool-age children, equivalent to more than 9.5 million children, are stunted, 56% are underweight and more than 17% are wasted (Maps 2, 3 and 4 ). Although all administrative divisions were affected by child malnutrition there were important differences in the prevalences of the three anthropometric indicators. The prevalence of underweight ranged from 49.8% in Khulna to 64.0% in Sylhet which also showe d the highest prevalence of stunting (61.4%) and wasting (20.9%). Despite the high levels, rates of stunting have declined steadily over the past 10 years.
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    FAO - Nutrition country profiles: Trinidad and Tobago 2003
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    The 1997-98 clinic data are suggesting that underweight prevalence among children 1-4 years is low (2.3%). There has been no significant change since 1988, when underweight was 2.2% for children 0-5 years. Stunting prevalence was also low (1.9%) while prevalence for wasting (6.2%) was moderate among children 0-5 years (Table 4a). Data from a 1976 survey showed a much higher prevalence of undernutrition, but the criterion used was different from that used in 1988-90. From unpublished (1999) data, among adolescents 13-19 years only 4.6% were found to be overweight with a greater proportion of males than females. In addition, another 6.3% were at risk of becoming overweight with equal proportions between males and females (Table 4b).
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    FAO - Nutrition country profiles: The Bahamas 2003
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    Overweight and obesity have a greater effect on the nutritional status of the population in The Bahamas than underweight and nutritional deficiencies. Based on the 1994-95 Ministry of Health/CFNI report, among children 4-9 years old, 6.6% were underweight, 12.9% were stunted (a greater proportion of boys than girls) and 5.7% were wasting. In contrast, 14.9% of these children were overweight (the prevalence being the same for boys and girls) (Table 4a). It is not possible to say whether these lev els represent an improvement or deterioration in the nutritional status of this particular age group as no data are available for comparison. In the 1988-89 National Health and Nutritional Survey (MOH, CFNI/PAHO, 1991), it was reported that the prevalence of undernutrition (< 5th percentile) among children 5-14 years was 16.7%. At the sub-national level, relatively high prevalence levels of undernutrition were found on Acklins (15.4%) and Crooked Islands (11.9%) among children > 5 years. The hig hest prevalence of undernutrition (< 3th percentile) was found on the Family Islands (12.3%) among children <5 years; the national prevalence was 7%. In the other regions covered, the prevalence of undernutrition was acceptably low among this age group.

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