Indicator Information


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 (%)


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)
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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
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