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Recommended citation for use of the country-adapted DQQ: Global Diet Quality Project. DQQ for Malawi. Accessed at dietquality.org.

Indicators

Data collected Aug 26 – Sep 6, 2022
GDR Score - 11.3NCD-Risk Score - 1.3NCD-Protect Score - 3.6
MDD-W
56%
Food group diversity score
4.9
All-5
27%
At least one starchy staple food
97%
At least one vegetable
90%
At least one fruit
43%
At least one pulse, nut, or seed
67%
At least one animal-source food
76%
Zero vegetable or fruit consumption
8%
Soft drink consumption
At least one starchy staple food
97%
Whole grains
57%
Foods made from grains
92%
White roots or tubers
43%
At least one pulse, nut, or seed
67%
Pulses
47%
Nuts or seeds
41%
At least one vegetable
90%
Vitamin A-rich orange vegetables
19%
Dark green leafy vegetables
72%
Other vegetables
67%
At least one fruit
43%
Vitamin A-rich fruits
13%
Citrus
9%
Other fruits
35%
Dairy
15%
Milk
13%
Yogurt
3%
Cheese
1%
Eggs
18%
Meat, poultry, or fish
71%
Fish or seafood
55%
Poultry
16%
Unprocessed red meat
24%
Unprocessed red meat (ruminants)
14%
Unprocessed red meat (non-ruminants)
14%
Processed meats
3%
Salty snacks, instant noodles, or fast food
21%
Salty or fried snacks
38%
Packaged ultra-processed salty snacks
19%
Instant noodles
2%
Fast food
3%
Deep fried foods
28%
Sweet foods
26%
Baked or grain-based sweets
17%
Other sweets
18%
Sugar-sweetened beverages
11%
Soft drink consumption
Sweet tea, coffee, or cocoa
30%
Fruit juice and fruit drinks
10%
% indicates percent of the population consuming in the previous day or night