Nauru

Paediatric Snapshot

Nauru is the smallest republic in the world, composed of only one island, with an area of 21 km2 . Nauru had a population of 10,084 as per 2011 census, with around 38 per cent of the population below the age of 15 years. All live in urban environment.

Child Survival

 

Neonatal mortality

23/1000

Infant mortality

29/1000

Under 5 mortality

35/1000

Maternal mortality

(Aust = 6.8/100,000)

2016 data = 0/100,000; though estimates unstable

Nutrition

As well as high rates of stunting in under 5 year children, a major concern for Nauru’s children and adolescents is overnutrition. Data (2011) suggests 44 per cent of school children aged 13–15 are overweight and 17 per cent are obese

Exclusive breast feeding

67%

Stunting

24%

Wasting

1%

Immunisation rates

Near universal

WASH*

water sanitation and hygiene

Access to improved sanitation facilities is much more restricted, at only 66 per cent

Comments

Anaemia represents a severe public health issue, affecting 51 per cent of under-five year olds

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