The Index was made on the base of the study of such features as the percentage of population that is undernourished, the level of underdevelopment of children under 5 years and the percentage of children, who die before the age of five.
So, according to the document, 33.2% of the population of Tajikistan was undernourished, the percentage of underdevelopment of children up to 5 years made 26.8% and the mortality rate of children under 5 years was 4.8% in 2015.
Kazakhstan was a leader among the Central Asian countries with 8% of the level of hunger. Second place was gained by Kyrgyzstan with 9.4%, then Turkmenistan — 12.9%, Uzbekistan — 13.3% and Tajikistan with a serious level of hunger among the population — 30.3%.
The most starving country of the world was recognized Republic of South Africa — 45.9%.