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
Number of adults aged 19.1 to 59.9 years old that meet the criteria for undernutrition
Total number of adults aged 19.1 to 59.9 years old surveyed
Geographical area, age, sex
Indicator used for response monitoring ?
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).
Should be based on a methodologically solid anthropometric nutrition survey finding and include Confidence Intervals
Guidance on phases
Preparatory and phase IV and beyond
Population-based surveys with representative sampling methods (MICS, DHS, SMART)
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.