Table 24 : Percentage of infant and pre-school children suffering from various degrees of malnutrition, 1991-1997



Year
Total
First degree
Second degree
1991 17.1 16.3 0.8
1992 16.4 15.6 0.8
1993 15.1 14.2 0.9
1994 12.7 11.9 0.8
1995 11.3 10.6 0.7
1996 9.6 9.0 0.6
1997 8.4 7.9 0.5

Source: Ministry of Public Health; Department of Health, Nutrition Division.

    Malnutrition is determined in terms of weight and height through nutritional surveillance.