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Table 2 Key Indicators from 40 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

From: Diet and mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa: Stages in the nutrition transition

Country Infant Mortality Rate Stunting (%) Underweight-for-Age (%) Low birth weight (%) Exclusively Breastfed (%) NCD Mortality Rate Under weight (%) Normal Weight (%) Overweight/Obese (%)
Angola* 130 50.8 27.5 12 11.1 1071 n/a n/a n/a
Benin 76 44.7 20.2 15 43.1 835 9.2 71.8 19
Burkina Faso 92 44.5 37.4 16 6.8 924 20.8 69.9 9.3
Burundi* 102 63.1 38.9 11 44.7 919 n/a n/a n/a
Cameroon 82 36.4 16.6 11 21.2 840 6.7 64.6 49.3
Cape Verde* 24 21.4 11.8 6 59.6 591 n/a n/a n/a
Central African Republic* (CAR) 115 44.6 21.8 13 23.1 868 n/a n/a n/a
Chad 124 44.8 33.9 22 2.1 910 20.3 72 9.6
Comoros 75 46.9 25.0 25 21.3 713 9.8 67.5 18.4
Congo Brazzaville* 80 31.2 11.8 13 19.1 716 n/a n/a n/a
Cote d'Ivoire* 81 40.1 16.7 17 4.3 946 n/a n/a n/a
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 126 45.8 28.2 12 36.1 921 18.4 71.3 11.3
Eritrea* 41 43.7 34.5 14 52 686 37.3 53.8 8.9
Ethiopia 69 50.7 34.6 20 49 817 25.6 69.1 4.4
Gabon 57 26.3 8.8 14 5.2 716 6.6 64 29.5
Gambia* 80 27.6 15.8 20 40.8 830 n/a n/a n/a
Ghana 51 28.6 14.3 9 62.8 699 8.6 61.4 30
Guinea 90 40.0 20.8 12 48.1 844 13.2 72.5 14.3
Guinea-Bissau* 117 28.1 17.2 24 27.9 925 n/a n/a n/a
Kenya 81 35.8 16.5 10 n/a 729 12.3 62.6 25.1
Lesotho 63 45.2 16.6 13 36.4 581 5.7 52 42.3
Liberia 100 39.4 20.4 14 29.1 931 10 69.4 20.5
Madagascar 68 52.8 36.8 17 n/a 799 26.7 67 6.3
Malawi 65 53.2 15.5 13 56.7 796 9.2 77.1 13.6
Mali 102 38.5 27.9 19 37.8 967 13.5 68.9 17.6
Mozambique* 90 47 21.2 15 30 777 n/a n/a n/a
Namibia* 31 29.6 17.5 16 23.9 513 15.9 56 28.1
Niger 79 54.8 39.9 27 n/a 1030 19.2 67.9 22.7
Nigeria 96 41.0 26.7 14 13.1 909 12.2 65.7 22.1
Rwanda 72 51.7 18.0 6 88.4 878 9.8 78.7 11.5
Sao Tome and Principe* 64 35.2 10.1 8 n/a 788 7.7 58.7 33.7
Senegal* 57 20.1 14.5 19 34.1 852 n/a n/a n/a
Sierra Leone 123 37.4 21.3 24 11.2 1033 11.2 59.1 29.7
South Africa (RSA) 48 24.516 17.016 15 7.2 867 6.2 38.9 54.9
Swaziland 59 29.5 6.1 9 32.3 707 3.2 46.2 50.6
Tanzania 67 44.4 16.7 14 60.1 851 10.4 71.8 17.7
Togo 64 26.9 20.5 10 41.3 818 10.9 77.8 11.4
Uganda 84 38.7 16.4 12 48 786 12.1 71.3 16.5
Zambia 92 45.8 14.9 11 60.7 833 9.6 71.2 19.2
Zimbabwe* 62 35.8 14.0 11 22.2 816 9.2 65.8 25
Mean 79.5 39.7 21.1 14.8 33.6 826.8 13.1 65.5 22.4
Standard Deviation 25.5 10.0 8.7 5.1 20.2 121.8 7.3 9.1 13.2
Minimum-Maximum 24-130 20.1-63.1 6.1-39.9 6-27 2.1-88.4 513-1071 3.2-37.3 38.9-78.7 4.4-54.9
  1. * Indicates countries with missing data
  2. n/a indicates a missing data value