Iron Deficiency in Early Childhood in the United States: Risk Factors and Racial/Ethnic Disparities

  title={Iron Deficiency in Early Childhood in the United States: Risk Factors and Racial/Ethnic Disparities},
  author={Jane Brotanek and Jacqueline Gosz and Michael Weitzman and Glenn Flores},
  pages={568 - 575}
BACKGROUND. Iron deficiency affects 2.4 million US children, and childhood iron-deficiency anemia is associated with behavioral and cognitive delays. Given the detrimental long-term effects and high prevalence of iron deficiency, its prevention in early childhood is an important public health issue. OBJECTIVES. The study objectives were to (1) identify risk factors for iron deficiency in US children 1 to 3 years old, using data from the most recent waves of the National Health and Nutrition… 

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