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

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help 2009 11.0 View

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help 2004-2005 48.6 View
% Anaemia pregnant women (Hb <110 g/L)help 2004-2005 25.4 View
% Clinical vitamin A deficiency in women(history of night blindness during most recent pregnancy)help 2004-2005 4.4 View
% Subclinical vitamin A deficiency in preschool-age children (serum/plasma retinol <0.70 μmol/L)help 1993 78.0 View
Median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in children 6-12 yhelp 2002 214.7 View

Health Services

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2009 61.5 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help 2007 85.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help 2007 38.0 View
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2009 85.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2010 26.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2010 78.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp 2003 43.4 View
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 16.6 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2009 11.0 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 2009 47.6 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp 2004 20.2 View
Indicator Year Value Source Info
Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 monthshelp 2004-2005 36.4 View

Commitment

Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2010 13.4 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2010 11.1 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2010 170.0 View
Nutrition component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)help   no data  
Nutrition component of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)help   no data  
Nutrition Governancehelp   no data  
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 No View
Maternity leavehelp 2009 12 weeks View

Capacity

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 10,000 populationhelp 2003 6.2 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help 2011 1,715 View
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help 2011 4.7 View
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2010 9.6 View
Low-Income Food-Deficit Country (LIFDC)help 2012 Yes View

Meta-indicators

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Seats held by women in national parliamenthelp 2013 26.7 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -0.13 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help 2012 0.534 View
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2011 0.97 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp 2013 12.9 View
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.461 View
Education
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Female Education Levels<br/>2004
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