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

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help 2010 10.0 View

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help 2005 70.6 View
% Anaemia pregnant women (Hb <110 g/L)help 2005 67.3 View
% 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 1998-1999 61.1 View
Median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in children 6-12 yhelp 2007 249.0 View

Health Services

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2010 80.4 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help 2012 84.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help 2012 99.0 View
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2013 73.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 31.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 46.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp 2006 87.7 View
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 50.4 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2010 10.0 View
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Malnutrition in Women

Female malnutrition based on BMI
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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 39.3 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp 2007 23.8 View
Indicator Year Value Source Info
Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 monthshelp 2010 37.0 View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2012 12.8 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2012 5.6 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2012 23.6 View
Nutrition component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)help 2007-2012 Medium View
Nutrition component of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)help 2006-2008 Weak View
Nutrition Governancehelp 2009 Weak View
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 Yes View
Maternity leavehelp 2009 14 weeks 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 2004 0.5 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help 2011 375 View
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help 2011 4.1 View
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2010 27.8 View
Low-Income Food-Deficit Country (LIFDC)help 2012 Yes View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Seats held by women in national parliamenthelp 2013 8.9 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -1.66 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help 2012 0.681 View
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2011 0.87 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp 2011 39 View
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.304 View
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Female Education Levels<br/>2007
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