Nutritional Iron Deficiency Anemia: Magnitude and Its Predictors among School Age Children, Southwest Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Desalegn2014NutritionalID,
  title={Nutritional Iron Deficiency Anemia: Magnitude and Its Predictors among School Age Children, Southwest Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Amare Desalegn and Andualem Mossie and Lealem Gedefaw},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a global public health problem among school age children, which retards psychomotor development and impairs cognitive performance. There is limited data on prevalence and risk factors for IDA. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, severity, and predictors of nutritional IDA in school age children in Southwest Ethiopia. METHODOLOGY A community based cross-sectional study was conducted in Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia from… CONTINUE READING

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