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Community and International Nutrition Hookworms , Malaria and Vitamin A Deficiency Contribute to Anemia and Iron Deficiency among Pregnant Women in the Plains of Nepal 1

@inproceedings{Dreyfuss2000CommunityAI,
  title={Community and International Nutrition Hookworms , Malaria and Vitamin A Deficiency Contribute to Anemia and Iron Deficiency among Pregnant Women in the Plains of Nepal 1},
  author={Michele L Dreyfuss and Rebecca J Stoltzfus and Jaya B. Shrestha and Elizabeth Kimbrough Pradhan and S. Leclerq and Subarna K. Khatry and Sharada Ram Shrestha and Joanne Katz and Marco Albonico and Keith P West},
  year={2000}
}
Anemia and iron deficiency during pregnancy are prevalent in developing countries, but their causes are not always known. We assessed the prevalence and severity of anemia and iron deficiency and their association with helminths, malaria and vitamin A deficiency in a community-based sample of 336 pregnant women in the plains of Nepal. Hemoglobin, erythrocyte protoporphyrin (EP) and serum ferritin were assessed in venous blood samples. Overall, 72.6% of women were anemic (hemoglobin , 110 g/L… CONTINUE READING

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