Afghanistan: Prevalence of undernourishment

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 Afghanistan

Prevalence of undernourishment, percent of population

 Latest value 29.8
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2020
 Average 28.62
 Min - Max 20.2 - 47.8
 Source The Food and Agriculture Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 28.62 percent with a minimum of 20.2 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 47.8 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2020 is 29.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 158 countries is 10.18 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Prevalence of undernourishment - recent values

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Afghanistan - Prevalence of undernourishment - historical chart - 2001-2020




Definition: Prevalence of undernourishments is the percentage of the population whose habitual food consumption is insufficient to provide the dietary energy levels that are required to maintain a normal active and healthy life. Data showing as 2.5 may signify a prevalence of undernourishment below 2.5%.


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 Health spending per capita 81.32 2021 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 16.83 2021 percent
 Life expectancy 61.98 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 65.28 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 58.92 2021 years
 Birth rate 35.84 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 7.34 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 4.64 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.10 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 185.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 10.90 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 44.90 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 29.80 2020 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 27.7 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 36.4 2022 percent
 Suicides 4.10 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 66 2021 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 66 2021 percent
 Measles immunization rate 63 2021 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 15.90 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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