Korea, Democratic People's Republic (DPRK)

National Nutrition Survey

The national nutrition survey released in March 2013  is the result of  a joint collaboration between DPRK Government, involving the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the Child Nutrition Institute, the Ministry of Public Health and the National Coordination Committee as well as WHO, WFP and UNICEF.

The survey shows that stunting remains an area of great concern in DPRK. About 28 percent of children are stunted (chronic malnutrition), with some provinces showing higher rates. Acute malnutrition (4 percent) also varies according to province.