Hunger and malnutrition are still prevalent in the Philippines. Based on the Fourth Quarter 2013 Social Weather Survey, that was undertaken between 11-16 Disyembre 2013, 18.1% or 3.90 million families experience involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months. The Social Weather Station pegged the average hunger rate at 19.5% for the year 2013.
Location: PHILIPPINES
Source
Indicator
Data
(1)
Annual Per Capita Food Threshold in Pesos
13,232.00Php
(1)
Subsistence Incidence Among Population
10.40%
(1)
Subsistence Incidence Among Families
7.50%
(2)
Percentage of Families who Experienced Hunger
6.30%
(3)
Underweight Children Aged 0-5 Years
20.20%
(3)
Underweight Children Aged 5-10 Years
32.00%
(3)
Stunted Children Aged 0-5 Years
33.60%
(3)
Stunted Children Aged 5-10 Years
33.60%
(3)
Wasted Children Aged 0-5 Years
7.30%
(3)
Wasted Children Aged 5-10 Years
8.50%
(3)
Stunted Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 10-19 Years
35.70%
(3)
Wasted Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 10-19 Years
12.70%
(3)
Chronically Energy Deficient Adults
10.00%
(3)
Nutritionally-At-Risk Pregnant Women
28.00%
(3)
Underweight Lactating Mothers
11.90%
Sources
(1) Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistical Coordination Board, 2012 Full Year Official Poverty Statistics (as of 09 December 2013)
(2) Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office, 2011 Annual Poverty Survey
(3) Food and Nutrition Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), Philippine Nutrition Facts and Figures 2011