Nutritional status of children in the Lao PDR.

  title={Nutritional status of children in the Lao PDR.},
  author={K Phimmasone and I Douangpoutha and V Fauveau and Phonethep Pholsena},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={42 1},
The results of the first nationally representative survey of nutritional status of children in the Lao PDR, focusing on the assessment of protein-energy malnutrition are described. Among children under 5 years of age, the prevalence of stunting (children of short stature, below -2 Z-scores height-for-age) is 48 per cent, which is classified by WHO as a… CONTINUE READING