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North Korea Nutrition Assessment 2004


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2004 - 10/2004
Series or system 
North Korea Nutrition Assessment
Data type

The Nutrition Assessment 2004 of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea measured the prevalence of malnutrition in children and their mothers. The assessment surveyed 4,800 children and 2,109 mothers from seven provinces and one city in North Korea. It did not include residents in the Chagang and Kangwon provinces. Surveyors measured the height and weight of children and the weight and mid-upper arm circumferences (MUAC) of mothers. A subsample of the mothers (59%) agreed to a blood test for anemia.