The inter-agency team releases annually estimate for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by the JME group, and the entire time series is updated based
on available data to date.
Globally, 144.0 million children under 5 suffer from stunting, 47.0 million children under 5 were wasted of which 14.3 million were severely wasted, and 38.3 million were overweight
Key findings of the 2020 edition
Other available related materials and tools
Click here to open the interactive dashboard
The dashboard generates graphs and charts, using the latest joint estimates for stunting, overweight, wasting and severe wasting. Prevalence and numbers are presented by different country groupings (UN, SDG, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank income groups and World Bank regions.
- Joint data set
This data set consists of 924 national survey data which were standardized for analysis purposes. Estimates are adjusted where necessary to be nationally representative and to cover the age range of 0-5 years. The adjustments are specified in the Notes column. As a result of making these adjustments, prevalence might be slightly different from the survey results reported elsewhere.
- Regional and global joint estimates tables (2020 edition)
- Updated 2020 regional classification
- The detailed methodology is described in the joint publication published in 2012
JME Child Malnutrition Estimates in the WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO)
You can download the JME estimates directly from GHO in other table formats: