2.2.1 Prevalence of Stunting Among Children Under 5 Years of Age
BAGUIO CITY DATA SOURCE: Health Services Office (HSO)
Number of under-fives falling below minus 2 standard deviations from the median height-for-age of the reference population. Children under 5 years of age in the surveyed population (Source: UNICEF)
An indicator that is used to determine past or chronic nutritional status of children 0-10 years old where each child’s actual height/length is compared with the standard or reference height/length for his/her age
Underheight or Stunted – A condition where the child’s height is lower than that of a normal person of the same age and is measured using height-for-age as the index
It indicates chronic or long-standing malnutrition.
Computation of standard deviation (SD) score of the individual:
SD score = (weight of individual – median value of weight for height of reference population) / (SD value of reference population
2.2.1 Prevalence of Stunting Among Children Under 5 Years of Age in the Sustainable Development Goals
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2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Related 2.2.1 Prevalence of Stunting Among Children Under 5 Years of Age Targets
By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons