Effects of iron supplementation on maternal hematologic status in pregnancy.

  title={Effects of iron supplementation on maternal hematologic status in pregnancy.},
  author={Nancy Sloan and Elizabeth F. Jordan and Beverly Winikoff},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={92 2},
OBJECTIVES Prenatal iron supplementation has been the standard recommendation for reducing maternal anemia in developing countries for the past 30 years. This article reviews the efficacy of iron supplementation on hemoglobin levels in pregnant women in developing countries. METHODS Data from randomized controlled trials published between 1966 and 1998 were pooled. Meta-analyses of the relative change in maternal hemoglobin associated with iron supplementation were stratified by initial… CONTINUE READING

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