Table 25 : Prevalence of malnutrition among children, 1993 - 1997


Indicator

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Percentage of malnourished pre-school children(0-5)

15.0

12.6

11.2

9.6

8.4

Percentage of children withbirth weight under 2,500 grams

8.5

8.3

8.1

8.2

8.5

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