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What are the current states of indicators contributing to a comprehensive view of nutrition for health and development in Afghanistan? See national data below.

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help   no data  

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help 2004 37.9 View
% Anaemia pregnant women (Hb <110 g/L)help   no data  
% Clinical vitamin A deficiency in women(history of night blindness during most recent pregnancy)help   no data  
% Subclinical vitamin A deficiency in preschool-age children (serum/plasma retinol <0.70 μmol/L)help   no data  
Median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in children 6-12 yhelp 2004 49.0 View

Health Services

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2011 36.3 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help 2007 94.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help 2007 92.0 View
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2013 75.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 29.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 64.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp   no data  
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 36.9 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2004 28.0 View
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Malnutrition in Women

No female malnutrition data available for this country

Caring Practices

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% children 0-23 months who were put to the breast within 1 hour of birthhelp   no data  
% Infants 6-8 months age who receive solid, semi-solid or soft foodshelp   no data  
% children 6-23 months who receive a minimum acceptable diethelp   no data  
% Children <5 y with diarrhoea receiving ORT and continued feedinghelp 2010-2011 47.5 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp   no data  
Indicator Year Value Source Info
Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 monthshelp 2011 54.3 View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2012 7.1 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2012 8.7 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2012 47.3 View
Nutrition component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)help 2006-2008 Medium View
Nutrition component of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)help 2008-2013 Medium View
Nutrition Governancehelp 2009 Weak View
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 No View
Maternity leavehelp 2009 No data View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
Degree training in nutrition existshelp   no data  
Nutrition is part of medical curriculahelp   no data  
Number of trained nutrition professionals per 100,000 populationhelp   no data  
Nursing and midwifery personnel density per 1,000 populationhelp 2009 0.5 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help   no data  
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help   no data  
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2010 42.0 View
Low-Income Food-Deficit Country (LIFDC)help 2012 Yes View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Seats held by women in national parliamenthelp 2013 27.7 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -1.77 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help 2012 0.712 View
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2011 0.71 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp   no data  
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.374 View
Indicator Year Value
% Pupils starting grade 1 who reach last grade of primary, both sexes 1993 87.8
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Female education levels: no data available for this country

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