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North Korea Nutrition Assessment 2002


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2002 - 10/2002
Series or system 
North Korea Nutrition Assessment
Data type

The Nutrition Assessment 2002 for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea measured the prevalence of malnutrition among children and mothers. The assessment surveyed 6,000 children and 2,795 mothers from seven provinces and three cities in North Korea. It did not include residents in the Chagang and Kangwon provinces. Surveyors measured the height and weight of children and mid-upper arm circumferences (MUAC) of mothers. A subsample of the mothers (25%) agreed to blood tests for anemia.

Suggested citation 
Central Bureau of Statistics (North Korea), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP). North Korea Nutrition Assessment 2002.