Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Prevalence of undernourishment as a share of population

16.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, prevalence of undernourishment for Lao People’s Democratic Republic was 16.6 %. Between 2002 and 2016, prevalence of undernourishment of Lao People’s Democratic Republic was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 33.9 % in 2002 to 16.6 % in 2016.

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Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 5%.