* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Prevalence of undernourishment, percent of population, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 167 countries was 10.78 percent. The highest value was in Madagascar: 51 percent and the lowest value was in Algeria: 2.5 percent. The indicator is available from 2001 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The Food and Agriculture Organization
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Countries Prevalence of undernourishment, 2021 Global rank Available data
Madagascar 51 1 2001 - 2021
C.A. Republic 48.7 2 2001 - 2021
Somalia 48.7 3 2001 - 2021
Lesotho 46 4 2001 - 2021
North Korea 45.5 5 2001 - 2021
Haiti 45 6 2001 - 2021
Liberia 38.4 7 2001 - 2021
Zimbabwe 38.4 8 2001 - 2021
G.-Bissau 37.9 9 2001 - 2021
DR Congo 35.3 10 2001 - 2021
Yemen 34.5 11 2001 - 2021
R. of Congo 33.3 12 2001 - 2021
Rwanda 31.6 13 2001 - 2021
Uganda 31.6 14 2001 - 2021
Chad 31.4 15 2001 - 2021
Mozambique 30.5 16 2001 - 2021
Afghanistan 30.1 17 2001 - 2021
Zambia 29.8 18 2001 - 2021
Kenya 27.8 19 2001 - 2021
Sierra Leone 27.8 20 2001 - 2021
Syria 27.8 21 2001 - 2021
Tanzania 23.5 22 2001 - 2021
Papua N.G. 23.4 23 2001 - 2021
Gabon 23 24 2001 - 2021
Botswana 22.9 25 2001 - 2021
Ethiopia 21.9 26 2001 - 2021
Angola 21.6 27 2001 - 2021
Gambia 19.6 28 2001 - 2021
Bolivia 19.4 29 2001 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 19 30 2001 - 2021
Honduras 18.7 31 2001 - 2021
Pakistan 18.5 32 2001 - 2021
Cape Verde 18.2 33 2001 - 2021
Venezuela 17.9 34 2001 - 2021
Malawi 17.8 35 2001 - 2021
Nicaragua 17.8 36 2001 - 2021
Togo 17.4 37 2001 - 2021
Namibia 17.1 38 2001 - 2021
Djibouti 16.8 39 2001 - 2021
India 16.6 40 2001 - 2021
Iraq 16.3 41 2001 - 2021
Burkina Faso 16.2 42 2001 - 2021
Niger 16.1 43 2001 - 2021
Nigeria 15.9 44 2001 - 2021
Ecuador 13.9 45 2001 - 2021
Comoros 13.5 46 2001 - 2021
Guatemala 13.3 47 2001 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 13.1 48 2001 - 2021
Guinea 12.9 49 2001 - 2021
Mali 12.8 50 2001 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 12.2 51 2001 - 2021
Kiribati 12.1 52 2001 - 2021
Sudan 11.9 53 2013 - 2021
Swaziland 11.6 54 2001 - 2021
Bangladesh 11.2 55 2001 - 2021
Benin 9.9 56 2001 - 2021
Vanuatu 9.5 57 2001 - 2021
Tajikistan 9.3 58 2001 - 2021
Suriname 9 59 2001 - 2021
Mauritania 8.7 60 2001 - 2021
Libya 8.4 61 2001 - 2021
Jamaica 8.3 62 2001 - 2021
Macao 8 63 2001 - 2021
Mongolia 8 64 2001 - 2021
South Africa 7.9 65 2001 - 2021
El Salvador 7.7 66 2001 - 2021
Ivory Coast 7.7 67 2001 - 2021
Egypt 7.2 68 2001 - 2021
Peru 7 69 2001 - 2021
Mauritius 6.8 70 2001 - 2021
Dominica 6.7 71 2001 - 2021
Colombia 6.6 72 2001 - 2021
Fiji 6.6 73 2001 - 2021
Cameroon 6.4 74 2001 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 6.3 75 2001 - 2021
Morocco 6.3 76 2001 - 2021
Iran 6.1 77 2001 - 2021
Indonesia 5.9 78 2001 - 2021
Senegal 5.7 79 2001 - 2021
Turkmenistan 5.7 80 2001 - 2021
Nepal 5.4 81 2001 - 2021
Panama 5.3 82 2001 - 2021
Sri Lanka 5.3 83 2001 - 2021
Philippines 5.2 84 2001 - 2021
Thailand 5.2 85 2001 - 2021
Vietnam 5 86 2001 - 2021
Belize 4.9 87 2001 - 2021
Ghana 4.9 88 2001 - 2021
Cambodia 4.8 89 2001 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 4.8 90 2001 - 2021
N. Caledonia 4.8 91 2001 - 2021
Ukraine 4.8 92 2001 - 2021
Brazil 4.7 93 2001 - 2021
Laos 4.7 94 2001 - 2021
Malta 4.6 95 2001 - 2021
Samoa 4.6 96 2001 - 2021
Seychelles 4.3 97 2001 - 2021
Paraguay 4.2 98 2001 - 2021
Albania 4.1 99 2001 - 2021
Burma 3.8 100 2001 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 3.8 101 2001 - 2021
North Macedonia 3.6 102 2001 - 2021
Argentina 3.2 103 2001 - 2021
Japan 3.2 104 2001 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 3.1 105 2001 - 2021
Costa Rica 3 106 2001 - 2021
Tunisia 3 107 2001 - 2021
Georgia 2.9 108 2001 - 2021
Oman 2.8 109 2001 - 2021
Slovakia 2.8 110 2001 - 2021
Malaysia 2.7 111 2001 - 2021
Algeria 2.5 112 2001 - 2021
Armenia 2.5 113 2001 - 2021
Australia 2.5 114 2001 - 2021
Austria 2.5 115 2001 - 2021
Azerbaijan 2.5 116 2001 - 2021
Barbados 2.5 117 2001 - 2021
Belarus 2.5 118 2001 - 2021
Belgium 2.5 119 2001 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 2.5 120 2001 - 2021
Bulgaria 2.5 121 2001 - 2021
Canada 2.5 122 2001 - 2021
Chile 2.5 123 2001 - 2021
China 2.5 124 2001 - 2021
Croatia 2.5 125 2001 - 2021
Cyprus 2.5 126 2001 - 2021
Czechia 2.5 127 2001 - 2021
Denmark 2.5 128 2001 - 2021
Estonia 2.5 129 2001 - 2021
Finland 2.5 130 2001 - 2021
France 2.5 131 2001 - 2021
Germany 2.5 132 2001 - 2021
Greece 2.5 133 2001 - 2021
Guyana 2.5 134 2001 - 2021
Hong Kong 2.5 135 2001 - 2021
Hungary 2.5 136 2001 - 2021
Iceland 2.5 137 2001 - 2021
Ireland 2.5 138 2001 - 2021
Israel 2.5 139 2001 - 2021
Italy 2.5 140 2001 - 2021
Kazakhstan 2.5 141 2001 - 2021
Kuwait 2.5 142 2001 - 2021
Latvia 2.5 143 2001 - 2021
Lithuania 2.5 144 2001 - 2021
Luxembourg 2.5 145 2001 - 2021
Mexico 2.5 146 2001 - 2021
Moldova 2.5 147 2001 - 2021
Montenegro 2.5 148 2001 - 2021
Netherlands 2.5 149 2001 - 2021
New Zealand 2.5 150 2001 - 2021
Norway 2.5 151 2001 - 2021
Poland 2.5 152 2001 - 2021
Portugal 2.5 153 2001 - 2021
Romania 2.5 154 2001 - 2021
Russia 2.5 155 2001 - 2021
Serbia 2.5 156 2001 - 2021
Slovenia 2.5 157 2001 - 2021
South Korea 2.5 158 2001 - 2021
Spain 2.5 159 2001 - 2021
Sweden 2.5 160 2001 - 2021
Switzerland 2.5 161 2001 - 2021
Turkey 2.5 162 2001 - 2021
UA Emirates 2.5 163 2001 - 2021
UK 2.5 164 2001 - 2021
Uruguay 2.5 165 2001 - 2021
USA 2.5 166 2001 - 2021
Uzbekistan 2.5 167 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%.
51.00
48.70
48.70
46.00
45.50
45.00
38.40
38.40
37.90
35.30
34.50
33.30
31.60
31.60
31.40
30.50
30.10
29.80
27.80
27.80
27.80
23.50
23.40
23.00
22.90
21.90
21.60
19.60
19.40
19.00
18.70
18.50
18.20
17.90
17.80
17.80
17.40
17.10
16.80
16.60
16.30
16.20
16.10
15.90
13.90
13.50
13.30
13.10
12.90
12.80
12.20
12.10
11.90
11.60
11.20
9.90
9.50
9.30
9.00
8.70
8.40
8.30
8.00
8.00
7.90
7.70
7.70
7.20
7.00
6.80
6.70
6.60
6.60
6.40
6.30
6.30
6.10
5.90
5.70
5.70
5.40
5.30
5.30
5.20
5.20
5.00
4.90
4.90
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.70
4.70
4.60
4.60
4.30
4.20
4.10
3.80
3.80
3.60
3.20
3.20
3.10
3.00
3.00
2.90
2.80
2.80
2.70
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
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2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
2.50
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12.8
25.5
38.3
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