* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Anemia, percent of children ages 6-59 months, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 184 countries was 33.56 percent. The highest value was in Yemen: 79.5 percent and the lowest value was in the USA: 6.1 percent. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Health Organization
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Prevalence of anemia among children, 2019 Global rank Available data
Yemen 79.5 1 2000 - 2019
Mali 79 2 2000 - 2019
Burkina Faso 76.6 3 2000 - 2019
Guinea 73.8 4 2000 - 2019
C.A. Republic 73.6 5 2000 - 2019
Sierra Leone 73.4 6 2000 - 2019
Togo 72.4 7 2000 - 2019
Liberia 72.3 8 2000 - 2019
Ivory Coast 72.2 9 2000 - 2019
Niger 72 10 2000 - 2019
Benin 71 11 2000 - 2019
Nigeria 68.9 12 2000 - 2019
Mozambique 68.2 13 2000 - 2019
G.-Bissau 68 14 2000 - 2019
Senegal 67.9 15 2000 - 2019
Chad 66.3 16 2000 - 2019
Mauritania 65.5 17 2000 - 2019
DR Congo 64.9 18 2000 - 2019
Eq. Guinea 64.3 19 2000 - 2019
Angola 62.4 20 2000 - 2019
R. of Congo 60.8 21 2000 - 2019
Haiti 60.1 22 2000 - 2019
Ghana 59.5 23 2000 - 2019
Cameroon 59.2 24 2000 - 2019
S.T.&Principe 58.8 25 2000 - 2019
Burundi 58 26 2000 - 2019
Gabon 57.9 27 2000 - 2019
Tanzania 56.1 28 2000 - 2019
Malawi 55.1 29 2000 - 2019
Zambia 55.1 30 2000 - 2019
Comoros 53.9 31 2000 - 2019
India 53.4 32 2000 - 2019
Pakistan 53 33 2000 - 2019
Gambia 52.3 34 2000 - 2019
Ethiopia 52.1 35 2000 - 2019
Djibouti 52 36 2000 - 2019
Somalia 51.8 37 2000 - 2019
Uganda 51.7 38 2000 - 2019
Lesotho 51.4 39 2000 - 2019
Sudan 50.8 40 2000 - 2019
Burma 49.6 41 2000 - 2019
Madagascar 49.5 42 2000 - 2019
Kiribati 49.4 43 2000 - 2019
Cambodia 49 44 2000 - 2019
Eritrea 48.8 45 2000 - 2019
Papua N.G. 46.7 46 2000 - 2019
Namibia 46.1 47 2000 - 2019
Afghanistan 44.9 48 2000 - 2019
Bhutan 44.7 49 2000 - 2019
Nepal 44.6 50 2000 - 2019
South Africa 44.4 51 2000 - 2019
Cape Verde 44.1 52 2000 - 2019
Botswana 43.3 53 2000 - 2019
Bangladesh 43.1 54 2000 - 2019
Kenya 42.8 55 2000 - 2019
Swaziland 42.7 56 2000 - 2019
Tuvalu 41.9 57 2000 - 2019
Laos 41.4 58 2000 - 2019
Fiji 39.9 59 2000 - 2019
Indonesia 38.4 60 2000 - 2019
Solomon Isl. 38.1 61 2000 - 2019
Rwanda 37.9 62 2000 - 2019
Maldives 37.8 63 2000 - 2019
Zimbabwe 37.8 64 2000 - 2019
Tajikistan 37 65 2000 - 2019
Bolivia 36.9 66 2000 - 2019
Micronesia 36.7 67 2000 - 2019
Samoa 35.5 68 2000 - 2019
Algeria 34.3 69 2000 - 2019
Tonga 34 70 2000 - 2019
Palau 33.5 71 2000 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 33.4 72 2000 - 2019
Turkmenistan 33.1 73 2000 - 2019
Syria 32.9 74 2000 - 2019
Jordan 32.7 75 2000 - 2019
Egypt 32.2 76 2000 - 2019
North Korea 31.6 77 2000 - 2019
Vanuatu 31 78 2000 - 2019
Albania 30.9 79 2000 - 2019
Mauritius 30.7 80 2000 - 2019
Seychelles 30.6 81 2000 - 2019
Morocco 30.4 82 2000 - 2019
Tunisia 30.4 83 2000 - 2019
Dominica 29.8 84 2000 - 2019
Peru 29.6 85 2000 - 2019
Iraq 29.4 86 2000 - 2019
Guyana 29.3 87 2000 - 2019
Paraguay 27.9 88 2000 - 2019
Venezuela 27.9 89 2000 - 2019
Domin. Rep. 27.8 90 2000 - 2019
Romania 27.1 91 2000 - 2019
Moldova 27 92 2000 - 2019
Libya 26.6 93 2000 - 2019
Iran 26.5 94 2000 - 2019
Honduras 26.2 95 2000 - 2019
Suriname 25.9 96 2000 - 2019
Ukraine 25.6 97 2000 - 2019
Sri Lanka 25.1 98 2000 - 2019
Uruguay 25.1 99 2000 - 2019
Thailand 24.9 100 2000 - 2019
Azerbaijan 24.8 101 2000 - 2019
El Salvador 24.6 102 2000 - 2019
Georgia 24.6 103 2000 - 2019
Malaysia 24.6 104 2000 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 24.3 105 2000 - 2019
Oman 24.3 106 2000 - 2019
Bulgaria 24.1 107 2000 - 2019
Slovakia 23.7 108 2000 - 2019
Grenada 23.6 109 2000 - 2019
Jamaica 23.6 110 2000 - 2019
Ecuador 23.5 111 2000 - 2019
Bahrain 23.4 112 2000 - 2019
Kazakhstan 23 113 2000 - 2019
Tr.&Tobago 22.9 114 2000 - 2019
Vietnam 22.9 115 2000 - 2019
Lebanon 22.8 116 2000 - 2019
Saint Lucia 22.5 117 2000 - 2019
Qatar 22.4 118 2000 - 2019
Colombia 22.2 119 2000 - 2019
Russia 21.9 120 2000 - 2019
Uzbekistan 21.9 121 2000 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 21.8 122 2000 - 2019
Mexico 21.7 123 2000 - 2019
Mongolia 21.7 124 2000 - 2019
Nicaragua 20.9 125 2000 - 2019
North Macedonia 20.4 126 2000 - 2019
UA Emirates 20.4 127 2000 - 2019
St. Vincent & ... 20.3 128 2000 - 2019
Belize 20.2 129 2000 - 2019
Croatia 20.2 130 2000 - 2019
Chile 20.1 131 2000 - 2019
Barbados 20 132 2000 - 2019
Brunei 20 133 2000 - 2019
Kuwait 19.8 134 2000 - 2019
Armenia 19.6 135 2000 - 2019
Serbia 19.5 136 2000 - 2019
Latvia 19.4 137 2000 - 2019
Argentina 19 138 2000 - 2019
Costa Rica 19 139 2000 - 2019
China 18.8 140 2000 - 2019
Czechia 18.7 141 2000 - 2019
Slovenia 18.2 142 2000 - 2019
Hungary 18.1 143 2000 - 2019
Estonia 18 144 2000 - 2019
Bahamas 17.9 145 2000 - 2019
Belarus 17.8 146 2000 - 2019
Lithuania 17.8 147 2000 - 2019
Belgium 17.4 148 2000 - 2019
Malta 17.4 149 2000 - 2019
Ant.& Barb. 17.2 150 2000 - 2019
Greece 16.7 151 2000 - 2019
Japan 16.7 152 2000 - 2019
Panama 16 153 2000 - 2019
Netherlands 15.5 154 2000 - 2019
UK 15.5 155 2000 - 2019
New Zealand 15.3 156 2000 - 2019
Germany 15.1 157 2000 - 2019
South Korea 15 158 2000 - 2019
Italy 14.9 159 2000 - 2019
France 14.7 160 2000 - 2019
Montenegro 14.7 161 2000 - 2019
Austria 14.6 162 2000 - 2019
Spain 14.6 163 2000 - 2019
Sweden 14.6 164 2000 - 2019
Cyprus 14.5 165 2000 - 2019
Denmark 14.5 166 2000 - 2019
Israel 14.3 167 2000 - 2019
Monaco 14.3 168 2000 - 2019
Portugal 14.3 169 2000 - 2019
Andorra 14.1 170 2000 - 2019
Ireland 14.1 171 2000 - 2019
Switzerland 14 172 2000 - 2019
Norway 13.5 173 2000 - 2019
Philippines 13.5 174 2000 - 2019
Singapore 13.5 175 2000 - 2019
Australia 13.3 176 2000 - 2019
Canada 13.2 177 2000 - 2019
San Marino 12.8 178 2000 - 2019
Finland 11.8 179 2000 - 2019
Luxembourg 11.7 180 2000 - 2019
Brazil 11.6 181 2000 - 2019
Iceland 11 182 2000 - 2019
Guatemala 9.8 183 2000 - 2019
USA 6.1 184 2000 - 2019



Definition: Prevalence of anemia, children ages 6-59 months, is the percentage of children ages 6-59 months whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter, adjusted for altitude.

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