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The Nutrition Sentinel Surveillance (NSS) survey assesses and monitors nutrition-related indicators in pre-defined sentinel sites in 18 provinces of Lao PDR. This survey focuses on the food and nutrition status of women and children, WASH, child health, and food security. The data currently showing below was collected in round 1 of 2023.

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