Lesotho: Prevalence of undernourishment

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 Lesotho

Prevalence of undernourishment, percent of population

 Latest value 34.7
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2020
 Average 20.2
 Min - Max 11.6 - 34.7
 Source The Food and Agriculture Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 2001 to 2020. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 20.2 percent with a minimum of 11.6 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 34.7 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 34.7 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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Lesotho - Prevalence of undernourishment - recent values

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Lesotho - 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 107.10 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 11.78 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 53.06 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 55.93 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 50.37 2021 years
 Birth rate 26.11 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 14.19 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 3.02 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 20.90 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 661.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 4.60 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 51.40 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 34.70 2020 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 9.2 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 72.6 2022 percent
 Suicides 72.40 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 87 2021 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 87 2021 percent
 Measles immunization rate 90 2021 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 31.90 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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