Percentage of underweight Children aged <5 years    [en]
Class: Indicator, Datatype: Numeric
Created on 11/10/16 by root    Last updated 10/13/17

Names & Synonyms

Percentage of underweight Children aged <5 years   Fully Specified   [en]

Descriptions

Percentage of underweight (weight-for-age less than -2 standard deviations of the WHO Child Growth Standards median) among children aged 0-5 years.   [en]

Custom Attributes

HMIS-Category-2
C1.2 Nutrition
HMIS-Category-3
HMIS-Category-1
C1: Access to Health Service
Interpretation
In Ethiopia, this indicator is used as an early warning for potential famine. This indicator is ...
HMIS-Category-4
Applicable Reporting Units
HP, HC/Clinic, Hospital, WorHO, ZHD/ScHO, RHB, FMOH
Disaggregation
Age; 0-24 months and 25-59 months old Severity: Moderate (-2 to -3 Z-score) and severe (below -...
Denominator
Total number of weights-for-age (WFAs) recorded amongst children under 5 years of age whose growt...
Numerator
Number of weights reflecting underweight amongst children under 5 years of age
Reporting Frequency
Monthly
Multiplier
100
Primary Sources
Service delivery tally for (HP), Immunization and Growth Monitoring registers

Mappings

None

Inverse Mappings

None