Is anemia an accurate predictor of vitamin A status in Pakistani children?

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Serum retinol and hemoglobin levels were determined in 532 children aged 6-60 months living in urban slums of Karachi, Pakistan. Overall 67% (358 of 532) of children had hemoglobin levels of less than 11 g/dl, the World Health Organization definition of anemia for this age group. Estimations for red blood cell indices (hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume… (More)

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@article{Molla1993IsAA, title={Is anemia an accurate predictor of vitamin A status in Pakistani children?}, author={Akhteruzzaman Molla and Mohsin Khurshid and Salma Halai Badruddin and K. J. Hendricks and Joel Snyder}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={1993}, volume={49 2}, pages={276-9} }