Undernutrition for adults

Undernutrition for adults

Prevalence rate (%) of adults aged 19.1 to 59.9 years old with BMI less than 17.00 kg/m2 and/or having bilateral pitting oedema

Unit Description: 
Percentage
Numerator: 
Number of adults aged 19.1 to 59.9 years old that meet the criteria for undernutrition
Denominator: 
Total number of adults aged 19.1 to 59.9 years old surveyed
Disaggregation: 
Geographical area, age, sex
Threshold / Standard: 
WHO TRS 854 classification: mild thinness (BMI = 17.00-18.49 kg/m2), moderate thinness (BMI = 16.00-16.99 kg/m2), and severe thinness (BMI < 16.00 kg/m2).
General guidance: 
Should be based on a methodologically solid anthropometric nutrition survey finding and include Confidence Intervals
Guidance on phases: 
Preparatory and phase IV and beyond
Phase applicability: 
Pre-crisis/Baseline
Phase 4
Data Sources: 
Population-based surveys with representative sampling methods (MICS, DHS, SMART)
Comments: 
Anthropometric data should be interpreted with a contextual analysis of the associated nutritional risks for the population using underlying causes. In particular, data on the undernutrition rate should be compared by sex in order to identify any specific discrimination adult women or adult men might face in accessing nutrition. In case there is an important difference between the percentage of women and the percentage of men suffering from undernutrition, the programme should address these gaps by undertaking a gender analysis of the specific challenges the disadvantaged group is facing, including an analysis of the socio cultural habits and beliefs that might differently impact their nutritional well being.
Code: 
N-013
Sub-domain: 
N1 Prevention and Management of Acute Malnutrition
Unit of Measurement: 
Individual
Key indicator: 
No
Types: 
Baseline
Outcome
Indicator used for response monitoring ?: 
Yes
Global Clusters: 
Nutrition
Sector cross-tagging: 
F1 Food Assistance
F3 Food Access
F4 Income Access
F5 Market Access
F6 Availability
F7 Utilization
H3 Communicable diseases
H4.2 Maternal and newborn care
W1 Hygiene Promotion
W2 Water Supply
W4 Vector Control
W7 Aggravating Factors