Association of pica with anemia and gastrointestinal distress among pregnant women in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

@article{Young2010AssociationOP,
  title={Association of pica with anemia and gastrointestinal distress among pregnant women in Zanzibar, Tanzania.},
  author={S. Young and S. S. Khalfan and T. Farag and J. Kavle and S. Ali and H. Hajji and K. Rasmussen and G. Pelto and J. Tielsch and R. Stoltzfus},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={
          144-51
        }
}
The etiology of pica, the purposive consumption of non-food substances, is not understood, despite its ubiquity among gravidae. We examined correlates of pica in a representative obstetric population (n = 2,368) on Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania to examine proposed etiologies. Cross-sectional data were collected on socioeconomic characteristics, food intake, geophagy (earth consumption), amylophagy (raw starch consumption), anthropometry, iron status, parasitic burden, and gastrointestinal… Expand
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