Official Concept and Definition

Prevalence of underweight children under five years of age

Definition

The number of children aged 0-59 months whose weights for age are less than two standard deviations below the median weight for age of the World Health Organization-Child Growth Standards (WHO-CGS) in a given time period expressed as a percentage of all children aged 0-59 months who were weighed in the same time period

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PSS Agency PSA
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https://psa.gov.ph/ISSiP/concepts-and-definitions
Indicators / Statistics Being Generated Not applicable
PSA Board Resolution PSA Board Resolution No 01, Series of 2017 - 182
https://psa.gov.ph/article/nscb-executive-board-resolution-no-12-approving-and-adopting-official-concepts-and-0
Statistical Domain Demographic and social statistics
Statistical Activity Health

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