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Title: Prevalence of anaemia in 2-12- year-old Iranian children
Authors: Sayyari, A.A.
Sheikhol Eslam, R.
Abdollahi, Z.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: Haemoglobin levels were used to estimate the prevalence of anaemia in children 2- 12 years old in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The study was part of the National Health and Disease Survey in 1999 that used a cluster sample of 1 in 1000 of the Iranian population. Of 4170 children aged 2- 6 years, 7.3% were diagnosed with mild anaemia, 2.5% moderate anaemia and 1.0% severe anaemia [WHO definitions]. Of 8461 children aged 7- 12 years, 10.9% were diagnosed with mild anaemia, 3.0% moderate anaemia and 1.1% severe anaemia. The prevalence of anaemia was significantly higher in rural than urban areas
Description: 804-808
Keywords: Hemoglobins
Prevalence
Child
Subject: Anemia
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117156
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1206/12_6_2006_804_808.pdf
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