Figure 8.8

Figure 8.8

Scatter Plot of National Under-Five Mortality and Underweight Prevalence Rates

Source: Data from UNICEF 2003.

Note: Countries with underweight prevalence below 20 percent: Botswana, Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Lesotho, São Tomé and Principe, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Countries with underweight prevalence above 20 percent (serious public health concern): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.

From: Chapter 8, Trends and Issues in Child Undernutrition

Cover of Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Feachem RG, Makgoba MW, et al., editors.
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