|Title:||Prevalence of anaemia in 2-12- year-old Iranian children|
Sheikhol Eslam, R.
|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|
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