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Liechtenstein

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The burden of malnutrition at a glance

There is insufficient data to assess Liechtenstein's progress towards achieving any of the global nutrition targets.

There is insufficient data to assess the progress that Liechtenstein has made towards achieving the target of reducing anaemia among women of reproductive age, nor is there adequate prevalence data. Meanwhile, there is also insufficient prevalence data or data to assess the progress that Liechtenstein has made towards achieving the low birth weight target. The same result can be seen for exclusive breastfeeding. There is insufficient data to assess the progress that Liechtenstein has made towards achieving this target, nor is there adequate prevalence data. Similarly, there is insufficient prevalence data or data to assess the progress that Liechtenstein has made towards achieving the target for stunting. There is also insufficient data to assess the progress that Liechtenstein has made towards achieving the target for wasting, nor is there adequate prevalence data. There is inadequate prevalence data to show the proportion of children under 5 years of age who are overweight and there is insufficient data available to assess whether Liechtenstein is on course to prevent the figure from increasing.

There is insufficient data to assess Liechtenstein's progress towards achieving the diet-related non-communicable disease (NCD) targets.

Progress towards the global nutrition targets

WRA anaemia

WRA anaemia

No data
Low birth weight

Low birth weight

No data
Exclusive breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding

No data
Under-5 stunting

Under-5 stunting

No data
Under-5 wasting

Under-5 wasting

No data
Under-5 overweight

Under-5 overweight

No data
Adult female obesity

Adult female obesity

No data
Adult male obesity

Adult male obesity

No data
Adult female diabetes

Adult female diabetes

No data
Adult male diabetes

Adult male diabetes

No data

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory 2017; UNICEF/WHO low birthweight estimates, 2019; UNICEF global databases Infant and Young Child Feeding, 2020; UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Expanded Database: Stunting, Wasting and Overweight (July 2020, New York); NCD Risk Factor Collaboration 2016-2017.

Notes: Progress towards the maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and diet-related non-communicable disease (NCD) global nutrition targets is classified as ‘on course’ if the target is met, ‘some progress' or ‘no progress or worsening’. MIYCN targets include anaemia among women of reproductive age (WRA, 15–49 years), infants with low birthweight, exclusive breastfeeding among infants under 6 months of age, and stunting, wasting and overweight in children under 5 years of age. NCD targets include adult obesity and diabetes; raised blood pressure and salt intake are not presented due to lack of country-level data. Obesity and diabetes are based on age-standardised modelled estimates for adults aged 18 years and older, using the WHO standard population; they are reported by sex due to limitations in data availability. Anaemia and low birthweight are also based on modelled estimates. The specific targets set are: 50% reduction of WRA anaemia, 30% reduction in low birthweight, increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months up to at least 50%, 40% reduction of under-5 stunting, reduce and maintain under-5 wasting to less than 5%, no increase in under-5 overweight; and halt the rise in obesity and diabetes prevalence. The methodologies for tracking progress differ across targets. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

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Diet

Infant and young child feeding

Prevalence of infant and young child feeding indicators

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Dietary intakes

Dietary intakes of key foods and nutrients in adults aged 25 years and over

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Nutrition strategies and financing

National nutrition policies

Implemented national food and NCD policies

Food-based dietary guidelines
No
Legislation for mandatory salt iodisation
No
Sugar-sweetened beverage tax
No
Policy to reduce salt/sodium consumption
No data
Policy to limit saturated fatty acid intake
No data
Policy to eliminate industrially produced trans fatty acids
No data
Policy to reduce the impact of marketing of foods and beverages high in saturated fats, trans fatty acids, free sugars, or salt on children
No data
Operational policy, strategy, or action plan to reduce unhealthy diet related to non-communicable diseases
No data
Operational, multisectoral policy, strategy or action plan for non-communicable diseases
No data
Operational policy, strategy or action plan for diabetes
No data

Source: Global Fortification Data Exchange, 2019. Available at: https://fortificationdata.org/interactive-map-fortification-legislation. Accessed 30 November 2020; WHO Country Capacity Survey, 2017; WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review, 2016–2017; WHO Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA); World Cancer Research Fund International NOURISHING database; FAO 2020. Available at: http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food- based-dietary-guidelines/en. Accessed 30 November 2020; WHO Global Health Observatory, 2020. Available at: https://apps.who.int/gho/data/view.main.2473. Accessed 30 November 2020.

Notes: Country with food-based dietary guidelines in 2018, sugar-sweetened beverage tax in 2017 and all other policies in 2019. Policy is defined as a specific official decision or set of decisions designed to carry out a course of action endorsed by a political body, including a set of goals, priorities and main directions for attaining these goals, including legislation and product reformulation mandates. Strategy is defined as a long-term plan designed to achieve a particular goal. Action plan is defined as a scheme or course of action, which may correspond to a policy or strategy, with defined activities indicating who does what, when, how and with what resources to accomplish an objective. ‘Operational’ describes a policy, strategy or plan of action being used and implemented in the country, with resources and funding available to implement it. ‘Multisectoral’ applies to a policy, strategy or plan of action that involves different sectors (e.g., health, agriculture, education, finance). See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

National policy targets

Inclusion of targets related to the global nutrition targets in national policies

Reduce anaemia among women
No data
Reduce number of infants born with low birth weight
No data
Increase prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in infants 0–5 months
No data
Reduce child stunting
No data
Reduce child wasting
No data
Reduce child overweight
No data
Reduce adolescent and adult overweight
No data
Reduce salt/sodium intake
No data
Reduce raised blood pressure prevalence
No data
Reduce blood sugar levels/diabetes prevalence
No data
Multisectoral comprehensive nutrition plan
No data

Source: WHO GINA, 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review, 2016–2017.

Notes: Target included in national policies in 2017. Any national government-implemented policy, strategy or plan relevant to improving nutrition and promoting healthy diet was considered for 194 countries. Legislation, codes, regulations, protocols and guidelines, as well as non-governmental policies, were excluded. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

Nutrition intervention coverage

Population coverage of key supplementation and fortification interventions

Coverage/practice indicator Total (%) Boy (%) Girl (%) Year
Children 0–59 months with diarrhoea in the past two weeks preceding the survey who received zinc treatment No data No data No data No data
Children 6–59 months who received two high-dose vitamin A supplements in a calendar year No data No data No data No data
Children 6–59 months given iron supplements in the seven days preceding the survey No data No data No data No data
Women with a live birth in the five years preceding the survey who received iron tablets or syrup during antenatal care No data NA NA No data
Households consuming any iodised salt No data NA NA No data

Source: UNICEF global databases: Child Health (August 2020, New York). Available at: https://data.unicef.org/topic/child-health/diarrhoeal-disease; UNICEF global databases: Child Health (March 2020, New York). Available at: https://data.unicef.org/resources/dataset/vitamin-supplementation; STATcompiler, the DHS Program, 2019. Available at: www.statcompiler.com/en. UNICEF global databases on iodized salt (June 2019, New york). Available at: https://data.unicef.org/topic/nutrition/iodine. Accessed 30 November 2020.

Notes: Estimates are reported as percentages (%). See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

Official development assistance (ODA)

Allocation of ODA for nutrition

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Social determinants of nutrition

Population composition

Total population, thousands No data
Under-5 population, thousands No data
65 and over population, thousands No data
Rural population, % 86

Source: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019). World Population Prospects 2019. Available at: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population. Accessed: 30 November 2020.

Notes: Estimates are reported in thousands for total population, population group aged 0–59 months, population group aged above 65 years and as percentage (%) for population living in rural areas. All estimates are based on modelled estimates for 2020. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

Prevalence of undernourishment

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Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births

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Population density of health workers per 1,000 people

Type Number Year
Medical doctors No data No data
Nurses and midwives No data No data
Community health workers No data No data

Source: WHO's Global Health Workforce Statistics, OECD, supplemented by country data, 2019. Available at: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator. Accessed: 30 November 2020.

Notes: Number of health workers per 1,000 people, based on modelled estimates. Health worker definition and training vary across countries and human resources tend to be concentrated in urban areas, so inferences may be affected. Physicians include generalist and specialist medical doctors. Nurses and midwives include professional, auxiliary and enrolled nurses and midwives, as well as other associated personnel, e.g. dental and primary care nurses. Community health workers include various types of community health aides, many with country-specific occupational titles such as community health officers, community health-education workers, family health workers, lady health visitors and health extension package workers. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

Source of drinking water

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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2020. Available at: https://washdata.org/data. Accessed: 30 November 2020.

Notes: Percentage (%) of population using each drinking water source, based on modelled estimates up to 2017. ‘Safely managed’ refers to using an improved (i.e. by design and construction has the potential to deliver safe water) drinking water source is located on the premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination. ‘Basic’ refers to using an improved source, for which water collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. ‘Limited’ refers to an improved source for which water collection time exceeds 30 minutes for a round trip including queuing. ‘Unimproved’ refers to an unprotected dug well or unprotected spring. ‘Surface water’ refers to drinking water directly from a river, dam, lake, pond, stream, canal or irrigation canal. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

Type of sanitation facility

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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2020. Available at: https://washdata.org/data. Accessed: 30 November 2020.

Notes: Percentage (%) of population using different types of sanitation facilities, based on modelled estimates up to 2017. ‘Safely managed’ refers to using improved (i.e. designed to hygienically separate excreta from human contact) sanitation facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed in situ or transported and treated off-site. ‘Basic’ refers to using improved facilities not shared with other households. ‘Limited’ refers to using improved facilities shared between two or more households. ‘Unimproved’ refers to using pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines or bucket latrines. ‘Open defecation’ refers to disposal of human faeces in fields, forests, bushes, open bodies of water, beaches and other open spaces or with solid waste. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.

Annual gross domestic product (GDP) per capita

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Population living below the poverty line

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Country income inequality index

Gini index score Gini index rank Year
No data No data No data

Gender-related determinants

Early childbearing No data No data
Gender Inequality Index (score) No data No data
Gender Inequality Index (country rank) No data No data

Prevalence of female secondary school enrolment

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Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2019. Available at: http://data.uis.unesco.org/. Accessed: 30 November 2020.

Notes: Percentage (net, %) estimates refer to the total number of female students in the official school age range for upper secondary education who are enrolled in any level of education out of the overall population of the same age group. See Methodology for more information on the indicators.