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Underweight

% of adult population 18 years or over 2016

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    India
    Result
    23.6
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    21.5
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    17.7
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    17.3
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Nepal
    Result
    16.8
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    16.4
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Timor-Leste
    Result
    16.1
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    15.9
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    15.8
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    15.0
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Central African Rep.
    Result
    14.8
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    14.6
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    14.5
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    14.0
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Cambodia
    Result
    13.6
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    13.5
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    13.3
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    13.2

Index key & notes

Notes

Defined as body mass index of less than 18.

Source: WHO