Prevalence of anemia in children 1 to 12 years of age. Results from a nationwide probabilistic survey in Mexico.

@article{Villalpando2003PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of anemia in children 1 to 12 years of age. Results from a nationwide probabilistic survey in Mexico.},
  author={Salvador Villalpando and Teresa Shamah-Levy and Claudia Ivonne Ram{\'i}rez-Silva and Fabiola Mej{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez and Juan A Rivera},
  journal={Salud publica de Mexico},
  year={2003},
  volume={45 Suppl 4},
  pages={S490-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology and analyze factors associated with iron deficiency anemia in a probabilistic sample of the Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición 1999 (ENN-99) [National Nutritional Survey 1999 (NNS-99)]. MATERIAL AND METHODS The sample included 8,111 children aged 1 to 12 years, and was nationally representative by rural and urban strata and by four geographical regions. Capillary hemoglobin was measured using a portable photometer (HemoCue). The analysis of the determining… CONTINUE READING