Infant nutrition program effectively prevents iron-deficiency anemia in a First Nations community.

@article{Sawchuk1998InfantNP,
  title={Infant nutrition program effectively prevents iron-deficiency anemia in a First Nations community.},
  author={Peter Sawchuk and M Rauliuk and Andrew Kotaska and Sean Townsend and Elinor Wilson and Mike Starr},
  journal={International journal of circumpolar health},
  year={1998},
  volume={57 Suppl 1},
  pages={189-93}
}
Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) has received relatively little attention in Canada, with no national public health initiatives even among high-risk infants. IDA has a high prevalence in First Nations children and has been shown to cause developmental delay. This study is a before/after prevalence survey studying the effect of a public health intervention, conducted on a First Nations reserve off the central coast of British Columbia (BC). We screened for IDA one cohort of infants born January 1993… CONTINUE READING

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