[Prevalence of anaemia in schoolchildren in the Amazon area of Ecuador].

@article{Quizhpe2003PrevalenceOA,
  title={[Prevalence of anaemia in schoolchildren in the Amazon area of Ecuador].},
  author={Edy Quizhpe and Miguel San Sebastian and Anna Karin Hurtig and Ana Llamas},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={355-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of anemia in rural school-age children in the Amazon region of Ecuador. METHODS We carried out a cross-sectional study during May to October 2000 in two cantons of the province of Orellana, in northeastern Ecuador, involving 626 children from 17 schools. Demographic and anthropometric data (weight and height) were collected, values for hemoglobin and for zinc erythrocyte protoporphyrin were determined, and feces samples were analyzed to check for… CONTINUE READING