Prevalence and risk factors for anemia severity and type in Malawian men and women: urban and rural differences

  title={Prevalence and risk factors for anemia severity and type in Malawian men and women: urban and rural differences},
  author={Aishatu Lawal Adamu and Amelia Catharine Crampin and Ndoliwe Kayuni and Alemayehu Amberbir and Olivier Koole and Amos J. Phiri and Moffat Nyirenda and Paul Fine},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
BACKGROUND The global burden of anemia is large especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV is common and lifestyles are changing rapidly with urbanization. The effects of these changes are unknown. Studies of anemia usually focus on pregnant women or children, among whom the burden is greatest. We describe prevalence and risk factors for anemia among rural and urban men and women of all ages in Malawi. METHODS We analyzed data from a population-wide cross-sectional survey of adults conducted… CONTINUE READING
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