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Title: Iron status and socioeconomic determinants of the quantity and quality of dietary iron in a group of rural Iranian women
Authors: Djazayery, A.
Keshavarz, A.
Ansari, F.
Mahmoudi, M.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: Iron intake and status were investigated in 471 mothers [age range: 16-53 years] from rural areas in Khorramabad, Islamic Republic of Iran. Although average total iron intake was acceptable, only 6.4% of women derived at least 4% of their total intake from animal iron. Average energy and protein intakes were inadequate. Low iron status was seen in 8.2%-28.7%, depending on the parameter used, with 28.3% experiencing iron-deficiency anaemia. Significantly higher animal iron intakes were found in literate or employed women, or those of family size fewer than six people. Increasing employment opportunities, income levels and literacy rates for women will result in better iron intake and status and should receive particular attention in national planning
Description: 652-657
Keywords: Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Educational Status
Food Habits
Rural Health
Women's Health
Subject: Iron, Dietary
ISSN: 1020-3397
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