Health of adolescents in Lao People's Democratic Republic

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The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is a landlocked country in South-East Asia. There are 47 distinct ethnic groups in the country, with ethnic Lao comprising 52.5% of the total population.1 The country is topographically separated into lowland areas along the Mekong River and highland areas. About 50% of the country’s population is under 20 years old.3 The majority of the population lives in rural areas, but with rural-to-urban migration, the percentage of population living in rural areas decreased from 72.9% to 68.0% between 2005 and 2009.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Health Organization
Commissioning bodyWHO - WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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