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Micro-Level Estimation Of The Prevalence Of Stunting And Underweight Among Children In Cambodia

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of stunting and underweight among children under five in Cambodia, for smaller geographic areas than the province-level estimates given by the CDHS. Such a finely disaggregated map of malnutrition may help decision makers better allocate limited resources towards those who need them most. To achieve this, a modified version of the small area estimation technique developed by the World Bank Development Economics Research Group was employed, using the CDHS, the Cambodian Census, and a range of geographic information. The method has been used successfully in over 10 countries to estimate poverty; in this study the method is being applied for the first time to estimate nutritional outcomes.

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Ministry of Health; World Food Programme.

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2011-08-10

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Cambodia

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