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Indicator 2.1.1 Prevalence of undernourishment

Median total energy intake per day (kcal/day)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presents modelled data for the UK relating to this indicator, and states the prevalance of undernourishment in the UK as <2.5% between 2000 and 2016.

This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator and has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts. We will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification.

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Headline data

Source: Food Standards Agency and Public Health England

Geographical Area: UK

Unit of Measurement: Calories per day (kcal/day)

Footnote: Data is available as a combined figure from two survey years. Each survey year spans two calendar years. The year shown on the x-axis refers to the middle year from the combined survey years. I.e. for year 2015 on the x axis, data is combined from both the 2014/15 and the 2015/16 survey years.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Median total energy intake per day (kcal/day)

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

UK

Unit of measurement

Calories per day (kcal/day)

Definitions
Available disaggregations
Calculations
Other information

This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Prevalence of undernourishment

Target name

By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 270 KB) opens in a new window
Organisation

Food Standards Agency and Public Health England

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2008

Geographical coverage

UK

Link to data source National Diet and Nutrition Survey opens in a new window
Release date

16/03/2018

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

phe.enquiries@phe.gov.uk

Other information