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Table 2 number of undernourished in millions and percentages of total population in 2005, sub-Saharan Africa, regional totals and selected countries

From: Estimation of undernutrition and mean calorie intake in Africa: methodology, findings and implications

Region Own estimates FAO [6]* IFPRI [10]** WFP [4446]***
Western Africa 43 (16.3%) 34 (12.9%)   
Central Africa 20 (18.2%) 61 (55.7%)   
Eastern Africa 65 (19.6%) 114 (34.4%)   
Southern Africa 3 (5.9%) 1 (2.0%)   
Total sub-Saharan 131 (17.3%) 210 (27.8%)   
Ethiopia 22 (30.0%) 35 (47.7%) 56 (76.4%)  
Senegal 1 (12.2%) 3 (36.6%) 5 (61.0%)  
Tanzania 5 (13.0%) 13 (33.8%) 17 (44.2%) 4 (10.4%)
Uganda 4 (15.2%) 4 (15.2%) 10 (37.9%) 3–4(11.4–15.2%)
Niger 3 (23.6%) 4 (31.5%)   4 (31.5%)
  1. *Country totals aggregated to match region definition, **Percentages referring to 1999 (Ethiopia, Uganda), 2000 (Tanzania) and 2001 (Senegal) are applied to 2005 population totals, ***percentages are applied to 2005 population totals