The Global Subnational Prevalence of Child Malnutrition dataset consists of estimates of the
percentage of children with weight-for-age z-scores that are more than two standard deviations below the median of the NCHS/CDC/WHO
International Reference Population. Data are reported for the most recent year with subnational information available at the
development. The data products include a shapefile (vector data) of percentage rates, grids (raster data) of rates (per thousand
order to preserve precision in integer format), the number of children under five (the rate denominator), and the number of
underweight children under five (the rate numerator), and a tabular dataset of the same and associated data. This dataset
by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
To provide a global subnational map of the prevalence of underweight children that can be
used by a wide user community in interdisciplinary studies of health, poverty and the environment.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION SIZE