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The Nutrition Sentinel Surveillance (NSS) survey is carried out to assess and monitor nutrition-related indicators in pre-defined sentinel sites in 18 provinces of Lao PDR. The NSS collects the data on the nutritional and health status and dietary diversity of women and children, WASH, and food security situation from the households with children 6 – 59 months. The data shown below is from round 2, 2019 to round 1, 2023.
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Children Under 5 Years old

Stunting
37%
Wasting
6%
Underweight
20%
Overweight
N/A
Vitamin A
71%

Children Under 2 Years old

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Breastfeeding
70%
Minimum
Acceptable Diet
9%
Minimum Meal
Frequency
33%
Minimum
Dietary Diversity
15%

Women Reproductive age

Obese
3%
Overweight
18%
Underweight
7%
Dietary Diversity
Score
26%
Determinants of Malnutrition Percentage
Household with adequate hand-washing NA
Household with improved sanitation 88
Household access to drinking water 88
Household with life stock 80
Access to counselling service NA

Source: Nutrition Sentinel Surveillance Round 1, 2023