Iron status, serum folate and B(12) values in pregnancy and postpartum: report from a study in Jordan.

@article{Kilbride2000IronSS,
  title={Iron status, serum folate and B(12) values in pregnancy and postpartum: report from a study in Jordan.},
  author={J Kilbride and Tiffany G. Baker and Liakat Ali Parapia and Sami A Khoury},
  journal={Annals of Saudi medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 5-6},
  pages={371-6}
}
BACKGROUND A high prevalence of anemia has been reported in Jordan affecting women of childbearing age and infants/preschool children. This paper considers maternal iron, folate and B(12) status, with possible implications for both maternal and infant health. PATIENTS AND METHODS A case-control study of infants born to anemic (Hb <11 g/dL) (n=107) and non-anemic mothers (n=125) from birth to one year, was conducted in a lower middle-class urban setting in Amman, Jordan. Maternal hematology… CONTINUE READING

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