Assessment of the Distribution of the Energy Intake among Children Aged 6-12 Years Old across Socio-Economic Status in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.


Assessment, energy intake, Socio-economic, Cambodia


Naro Kong1, Heng Sopheab2*, Chhorvann Chhea2

  1. Provincial Health Department of Siem Reap, Siem Reap province
  2. School of Public Health, National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia

Nutrition is essential for growth and development, health and wellbeing. Globally, there are more than 300 million under 5 years of age undernourished.  CDHS 2014 confirmed the high prevalence of stunting (32%), wasting (10%) and underweight (24%) among children under 5 years old. School aged children are one of the groups severely affected by malnutrition. However, limited data about malnutrition among the group has been observed. There are certain evidences of inequalities in energy intake across socio-economic groups; Our study is to assess the distribution of energy intake across different socioeconomic strata among children aged 6-12 years old in Siem Reap province.