|Daily calories||Average number per day||1988||Calory1_1988||42||Kurian 1992 table 191|
|% less than 2500 per day||1988||Calory2_1988||42||Kurian 1992 table 192|
|% of requirement||1981||Calory3_1981||43||UN WDR 1984: 264-265|
|1997||Calory3_1997||88||HDR table 23|
|Undernourisment||% undernourished of total population||1990-1992||Hunger_1990.92||117||UN-HDR 2007 table 7|
|2002-2004||Hunger_2002.04||122||UN-HDR 2007 table 7|
|Children underweight||% undernourished > age 5||1990-2005||Underweight1_1990.2005||104||UN-HDR 2007 table 7|
|% infants with low birthweight||1998-2005||Underweight2_1998.2005||161||UN-HDR 2007 table 7|
1. More calories is not always better. Intake seems too
high in several developed nations.
2. Amount of daily calories needed is 2500. All countries at or above that level coded 0. Cases below coded as number less than the required 2500. In this dataset only a few countries score below that level (India, China, Nigeria and the Philippines)
3. Developing countries only.
Standard of living
States of Nations is an inventory of country characteristics. It is part of the World Database of Happiness
Keywords added: Cross-national, Development, Basic needs, Hunger, Food, Nourisment