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Indicator 2.2.1: Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age

Prevalence of underweight among children between 2 and 5 years of age

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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Prevalence of underweight among children between 2 and 5 years of age.

Indicator description

While the is no dataset for stunting, underlying health conditions can result in children and adolescents being underweight. In addition, underweight can indicate malnutrition. Less than 2.3% of children in America are underweight. Given that Los Angeles County has lower rates of food insecurity than the national average, it is highly likely that the prevalence of underweight in Los Angeles County is also lower than the national average.

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United States of America

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Indicator name

Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age

Indicator number

2.2.1

Target name

By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons

Target number

2.2

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

1

UN custodian agency

UNICEF

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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United States of America

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