Area Database (v4.1)

Percentage of underweight children

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Malawi (Africa)  
Total 24.5 24.1 23.7 23.3 23.0 22.6 22.2 21.8 21.4 20.7 19.9 19.2 18.4 17.6 16.8 16.0 15.1 14.3 13.5 13.2 12.8 12.5 12.1 11.8 11.4 11.8 12.2 12.5 12.9
Blantyre 21.6 20.7 19.8 18.9 18.0 17.0 16.1 15.2 14.3 14.5 14.8 15.0 15.2 14.9 14.7 14.4 14.1 13.9 13.6 12.7 11.8 10.9 10.0 9.10 8.20 8.90 9.60 10.3 11.0
Kasungu 18.2 17.8 17.4 16.9 16.5 16.1 15.7 15.2 14.8 15.7 16.6 17.5 18.4 17.4 16.4 15.4 14.3 13.3 12.3 11.4 10.4 9.45 8.50 7.55 6.60 7.25 7.90 8.55 9.20
Lilongwe 17.6 18.2 18.8 19.4 20.0 20.5 21.1 21.7 22.3 21.7 21.1 20.5 19.9 18.8 17.7 16.6 15.4 14.3 13.2 12.5 11.8 11.1 10.4 9.70 9.00 10.3 11.6 12.8 14.1
Machinga 27.0 26.2 25.4 24.6 23.9 23.1 22.3 21.5 20.7 19.8 18.9 17.9 17.0 16.1 15.2 14.3 13.3 12.4 11.5 12.0 12.5 13.1 13.6 14.1 14.6 15.2 15.8 16.4 17.0
Mangochi 19.4 20.1 20.8 21.5 22.2 22.8 23.5 24.2 24.9 23.5 22.0 20.6 19.1 18.4 17.8 17.1 16.4 15.8 15.1 14.6 14.0 13.5 13.0 12.4 11.9 12.9 13.8 14.8 15.7
Mulanje 29.5 28.7 28.0 27.2 26.5 25.7 24.9 24.2 23.4 22.9 22.4 21.8 21.3 20.0 18.6 17.3 16.0 14.6 13.3 13.8 14.2 14.7 15.2 15.6 16.1 14.8 13.6 12.3 11.0
Mzimba 18.8 18.4 17.9 17.5 17.0 16.6 16.1 15.7 15.2 14.8 14.5 14.1 13.7 13.2 12.7 12.2 11.6 11.1 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.6 10.4 10.2 10.0
Other central (Nkhota Kota, Mchinji, Dowa, Ntchisi, Dedza, Ntcheu) 26.9 26.7 26.6 26.4 26.2 26.0 25.9 25.7 25.5 23.5 21.5 19.4 17.4 17.0 16.5 16.1 15.7 15.2 14.8 14.4 14.0 13.6 13.1 12.7 12.3 12.5 12.7 12.9 13.1
Other northern (Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhata Bay) 16.5 16.4 16.2 16.1 15.9 15.8 15.6 15.5 15.3 14.9 14.6 14.2 13.8 13.5 13.2 13.0 12.7 12.4 12.1 11.8 11.5 11.2 10.8 10.5 10.2 9.68 9.15 8.63 8.10
Other southern (Balaka, Mwanza, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, Chikwawa, Nsanje, neno) 36.2 34.3 32.4 30.5 28.7 26.8 24.9 23.0 21.1 21.5 22.0 22.4 22.8 21.0 19.2 17.5 15.7 13.9 12.1 12.3 12.5 12.7 12.8 13.0 13.2 13.1 13.1 13.0 12.9
Salima 22.7 23.1 23.5 23.9 24.3 24.6 25.0 25.4 25.8 24.2 22.6 21.0 19.4 18.9 18.3 17.8 17.2 16.7 16.1 15.6 15.2 14.7 14.2 13.8 13.3 12.4 11.4 10.5 9.50
Thyolo 27.1 26.4 25.8 25.1 24.5 23.8 23.1 22.5 21.8 21.0 20.2 19.4 18.6 19.0 19.4 19.8 20.2 20.6 21.0 19.7 18.4 17.2 15.9 14.6 13.3 13.8 14.3 14.7 15.2
Zomba 16.7 17.5 18.3 19.0 19.8 20.6 21.4 22.1 22.9 21.9 20.9 19.8 18.8 17.2 15.6 14.0 12.4 10.8 9.20 9.45 9.70 9.95 10.2 10.5 10.7 11.6 12.4 13.3 14.1
Lighter numbers are estimates