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

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help 2011 8.0 View

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help 2003-2005 20.1 View
% Anaemia pregnant women (Hb <110 g/L)help 2000 32.9 View
% Clinical vitamin A deficiency in women(history of night blindness during most recent pregnancy)help 2001 5.1 View
% Subclinical vitamin A deficiency in preschool-age children (serum/plasma retinol <0.70 μmol/L)help 2005 4.8 View
Median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in children 6-12 yhelp 2005 218.0 View

Health Services

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2012 88.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help 2012 98.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help 2012 7.0 View
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2013 99.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 52.0 View
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 37.0 View
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 63.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 98.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 85.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 68.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp 2005 11.9 View
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 20.1 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2011 8.0 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 2001 49.0 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp 2006 25.2 View
Indicator Year Value Source Info
Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 monthshelp 2007 31.0 View

Commitment

Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2012 19.7 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2012 8.2 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2012 335.3 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  
Maternity leavehelp 2009 12 weeks View
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 No 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 1,000 populationhelp 2003 1.1 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help 2011 2,941 View
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help 2011 3.2 View
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2010 10.0 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 40.2 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -0.67 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help 2012 0.461 View
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2010 0.98 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp 2013 9.5 View
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.599 View
Education
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Female Education Levels<br/>2001
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