Indicator Information


Indicators 2.2.2: Prevalence of malnutrition (weight for height >+2 or <-2 standard deviation from the median of the WHO Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age, by type (wasting and overweight)


Goal Type SDG
Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Targets 2.2 - 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
Indicators 2.2.2.a : Proportion of wasted children (weight for height below minus two standard deviations from the median) under the age of 5 years (%)
DATA SOURCE (1) CMNS/MICS, BBS, SID (2) BDHS, NIPORT, MoHFW
Unit %
Data Frequency Triennial (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023)
Meta Data
Time Period Total/Disaggregation Targets Status ( % )
2014 Total 14.3000
2020(Target) Total 12.00
2025(Target) Total 10.00
2030(Target) Total 5.00
Goal Type SDG
Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Targets 2.2 - 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
Indicators 2.2.2.b : Proportion of overweight children (weight for height above plus two standard deviations from the median) under the age of 5 years
DATA SOURCE (1) CMNS/MICS, BBS, SID (2) BDHS, NIPORT, MoHFW (3) Projection, BBS, SID
Unit %
Data Frequency Triennial (2012-13, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2021-22)
Meta Data
Time Period Total/Disaggregation Targets Status ( % )
2012 Total 1.6000
2013 Total 2.6000
2014 Total 1.6000
2020(Target) Total 1.50
2025(Target) Total 1.00
2030(Target) Total 1.00
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