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UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank released an updated joint dataset on child malnutrition indicators (stunting, wasting, severe wasting, overweight and underweight) and new global & regional estimates for 2013 with 95% confidence intervals in September 2014 through an interactive dashboard.
Some selected findings:
- 161 million children are stunted, down from 257 million in 1990.
- Undernutrition contributes to half of all deaths in children under 5 and is widespread in Asia and Africa.
- Boys are more likely to be stunted than girls in most countries.
- 43 million children under 5 are overweight globally (as of 2011), a 54% increase from 1990