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Title: Anaemia among young male workers in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Curtale, F.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: In a cross-sectional survey, we investigated exposure to and the presence of factors associated with anaemia, such as socioeconomic conditions, dietary habits, intestinal parasitic infections and lead among 355 young male workers [7-19 years of age] employed in private workshops. Of the total study sample, 44.5% [158 participants] were found to be anaemic. The major risk factors for anaemia were multiple parasitic infection, high intensity of parasitic [Ascaris lumbricoides] infection and drinking tea soon after a meal. A significantly lower prevalence of anaemia was noted after Ramadan; it appeared to be the main factor associated with the presence or absence of anaemia and warrants further attention
Description: 1005-1016
Keywords: Socioeconomic Factors
Food Habits
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Subject: Anemia
ISSN: 1020-3397
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