Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5)

This dataset provides data on the prevalence of stunting in children under 5. Stunting is defined as low height for age.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Food security
  • SDG 2 Zero hunger
  • English
Use limitations The World Bank Group makes data publicly available according to open data standards and licenses datasets under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC-BY 4.0). Many datasets are available under other licenses. They are labeled accordingly, and when they are accessed by users, users agree to comply with all of the terms of the respective licenses, as explained below.
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 1983
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2017
  • Global
Process Step Go to the World Bank Open Data website (, search for stunting in children under 5 and the website will display the numbers. It is possible to download the datasets.
Lineage The World Bank Open Data
Responsible party The World Bank
Format version The dataset is in xls format
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright Yes
Keywords stunting,malnutrition,undernutrition
Date uploaded December 17, 2019, 08:32 (UTC)
Date modified January 6, 2020, 08:21 (UTC)