Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition

2013 Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank project

In 2014 UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank report new joint estimates of child malnutrition using available data up to 2013.

  • Interactive dashboard

    The dashboard allows users to generate a variety of graphs and charts, using the newest joint estimates of prevalence and numbers for child stunting, underweight, overweight, wasting and severe wasting. Users can select the different regional country groupings of the UN, MDG, UNICEF, WHO regions as well as World Bank income groups and geographic regions to present the data.

A summary of 4 pages presents the key findings for each indicator, an introduction to the dashboard and updates on methods.

  • Download the joint data set
    xlsx, 206kb


    This data set consists of standardized country estimates for analysis purpose. These estimates are adjusted where necessary to be nationally representative and cover the age range 0-5 years. The adjustments are specified where relevant in the joint data set. Note, as a result of making these adjustments, prevalence might be slightly different from the data reported elsewhere.


These estimates were derived using the same methodology as in the previous years. They supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank.

For latest, including 2013, regional and global estimates please see tables below.


The links below open the tables for each indicator and have a download function.

Child wasting and severe wasting are very sensitive to change. Thus estimates for these indicator cut-offs show only current levels. The link below opens the interactive dashboard.