Prevalence of malnutrition (weight for height >+2 or <-2 standard deviation from the median of the WHO Child Growth Standards) for children aged 4 by type (wasting and overweight) and prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity for children aged 4 to 5 years using BMI classifications

This indicator contains some alternative data to those specified by the United Nations (UN). This indicator is the most suitable match currently available.

Data which uses the WHO Child Growth Standards is available for England only.

Data which uses Body Mass Index (BMI) classifications is available for the 4 countries of the UK. However, as the data is acquired from different data sources for each, it is not possible to provide an overall UK figure.


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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.

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