Prevalence and Determinants of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Kuwait

  title={Prevalence and Determinants of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Kuwait},
  author={Sameer Al Zenki and Husam Alomirah and Suad Al Hooti and Nawal Al Hamad and Robert Tracy Jackson and Aravinda Rao and Nasser Al Jahmah and Ina’am Al Obaid and Jameela Al Ghanim and Mona Al Somaie and Sahar S Zaghloul and Amani Al Othman and Paul B Tchounwou},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency (ID) of a nationally representative sample of the Kuwait population. We also determined if anemia differed by socioeconomic status or by RBC folate and vitamins A and B12 levels. The subjects who were made up of 1830 males and females between the ages of 2 months to 86 years, were divided into the following age groups (0-5, 5-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-49, ≥50 years). Results showed that the prevalence of anemia… CONTINUE READING