Iron deficiency anaemia--an old enemy.

  title={Iron deficiency anaemia--an old enemy.},
  author={Kunal Bagchi},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={10 6},
  • Kunal Bagchi
  • Published 2004 in
    Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue…
Anaemia has remained a widespread public health problem in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Prevalence figures vary from a low of 17% to a high of over 70% among preschool children; from 14% to 42% among adolescents and from 11% to over 40% among women of childbearing age. Although the prevalence of anaemia has often been used as a proxy indicator for iron deficiency anaemia, this approach is not valid in settings where the etiology of anaemia is complex or unknown or where other… CONTINUE READING


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