The Triple Burden of Malnutrition

This map shows the frequency of co-occurrence of three major types of malnutrition—being overweight, stunting, and anemia—as experienced by key populations in 141 countries around the world. The key population for stunting, or below average height for age, is children under 5. Women of reproductive age are the key population for anemia, and women over 18 are the focus for being overweight. A country experiences significant prevalence of these three types of malnutrition if the rates of occurrence in key populations are over or equal to 20% for stunting and anemia, and over or equal to 35% for being overweight.

Source: 2018 Global Nutrition Report