TABLE 2

Mean WAZ z Scores for Children Aged 1, 12, 24, 36, 48, and 59 Months, According to Country

Region and CountryWAZ z Scores, WHO Reference
1 mo12 mo24 mo36 mo48 mo59 mo
EURO
    Armenia−0.70−0.01−0.140.39−0.19−0.57
    Kazakhstan0.11−0.030.65−0.24−0.52−0.59
    Kyrgyzstan0.29−0.50−0.22−0.68aNANA
    Moldova0.100.660.68−0.07−0.50−0.16
    Mongoliab−0.180.18−0.100.24−0.34−0.81
    Montenegro0.411.471.341.021.330.93
    Turkey0.480.390.010.07−0.17−0.31
PAHO/AMRO
    Bolivia0.29−0.45−0.48−0.39−0.33−0.53
    Brazil0.010.53−0.09−0.030.420.02
    Colombia−0.19−0.29−0.18−0.45−0.56−0.53
    Dominican Republic0.300.300.060.000.060.12
    Guatemala−0.35−0.54−1.10−0.73−0.99−1.74
    Haiti−0.17−0.89−1.00−1.16−1.09−1.21
    Honduras−1.24−0.12−0.62−0.50−0.67−0.64
    Nicaragua−0.070.09−0.31−0.43−0.37−0.35
    Peru0.21−0.12−0.42−0.85−0.83−0.61
EMRO
    Egypt−0.130.35−0.21−0.12−0.23−0.50
    Jordan0.640.080.09−0.040.06−0.41
    Morocco−0.200.41−0.27−0.43−0.62−0.71
    Yemen−0.90−1.54−1.76−1.75−1.98−2.01
SEARO
    Bangladesh−1.13−1.73−2.02−1.95−1.94−2.13
    Cambodiac−0.85−1.20−1.30−1.75−1.65−1.72
    India−1.28−1.55−1.84−1.87−2.04−2.07
    Nepal−0.83−1.73−1.79−2.00−2.10−2.09
AFRO
    Benin−0.23−0.78−0.79−1.10−0.96−1.24
    Burkina Faso−0.27−1.82−1.81−1.27−1.13−1.56
    Cameroon0.07−0.89−0.63−0.84−0.86−0.61
    Central African Republic−0.32−1.22−1.27−1.16aNANA
    Chad−0.20−1.16−1.59−1.30−1.33−1.37
    Comoros−0.58−1.06−1.32−1.45aNANA
    Congo (Brazzaville)−0.25−0.31−0.58−0.70−0.81−0.61
    Cote D'Ivoire−0.55−0.96−1.25−1.12−0.73−1.25
    Eritrea−0.31−1.55−1.66−1.87−1.77−1.64
    Ethiopia0.69−1.43−1.34−1.39−1.32−1.92
    Gabon0.04−0.34−1.05−0.56−0.53−0.80
    Ghana−0.19−1.09−1.58−1.04−0.89−1.03
    Guinea0.08−0.84−1.00−1.09−1.09−1.17
    Kenya0.08−0.79−0.97−0.87−0.82−0.93
    Lesotho−0.27−0.42−0.66−0.77−0.98−1.16
    Liberia−0.09−1.32−1.04−1.38−1.04−1.47
    Madagascar−0.36−1.33−1.58−1.78−1.85−1.73
    Malawi−0.13−0.79−0.85−0.99−1.16−1.22
    Mali−0.26−1.42−1.26−1.30−1.18−1.38
    Mauritania−0.51−0.90−1.05−1.37−1.81−1.75
    Mozambique−0.35−1.13−0.96−0.96−0.88−0.91
    Namibia−0.39−0.45−0.74−1.00−0.97−1.27
    Niger−0.15−1.69−1.79−1.61−1.58−1.86
    Nigeria−0.18−1.40−0.84−1.18−1.20−1.47
    Rwanda0.04−1.10−1.14−1.09−1.04−1.28
    Senegal−0.12−0.90−0.88−0.96−0.96−1.33
    Tanzania−0.33−0.82−1.02−1.03−1.04−1.39
    Uganda−0.37−1.36−1.04−0.98−0.93−1.08
    Zambia−0.21−1.17−1.41−1.14−1.19−1.46
    Zimbabwe0.25−0.39−0.66−0.87−0.82−0.89
  • Analyses are of information from the WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. NA indicates not applicable.

  • a Data for children aged 35 months instead of 36 months.

  • b Mongolia was analyzed in the EURO region because of the lack of other WPRO countries in the data set.

  • c Cambodia was analyzed in the SEARO region because of the lack of other WPRO countries in the data set.