Democratic Republic of the Congo: Prevalence of undernourishment

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Prevalence of undernourishment, percent of population

 Latest value 35.30
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2021
 Average 29.75
 Min - Max 27.90 - 35.30
 Source The Food and Agriculture Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2001 to 2021. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 29.75 percent with a minimum of 27.9 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 35.3 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 35.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 167 countries is 10.78 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Prevalence of undernourishment - Recent values chart

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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Prevalence of undernourishment - historical chart - 2001-2021




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%.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Health spending per capita 21.25 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 4.05 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 59.19 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 61.52 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 56.95 2021 years
 Birth rate 42.05 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 9.70 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 6.16 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.70 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 317.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 5.80 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 64.90 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 35.30 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 0.5 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 24.2 2022 percent
 Suicides 6.70 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 65 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 65 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 56 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 34.90 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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