India: Prevalence of undernourishment

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 India

Prevalence of undernourishment, percent of population

 Latest value 16.3
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2020
 Average 16.77
 Min - Max 13.2 - 22.1
 Source The Food and Agriculture Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 2001 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 16.77 percent with a minimum of 13.2 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 22.1 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2020 is 16.3 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
India - Prevalence of undernourishment - recent values

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India - 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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 Death rate 9.45 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 2.03 2021 births per woman
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 DPT immunization rate 85 2021 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 85 2021 percent
 Measles immunization rate 89 2021 percent
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