Prevalence of anemia in under five-year-old children in a children's hospital in Recife, Brazil

@inproceedings{Santos2011PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of anemia in under five-year-old children in a children's hospital in Recife, Brazil},
  author={Rosemary Ferreira dos Santos and Eliane Siqueira Campos Gonzalez and Em{\'i}dio Cavalcanti de Albuquerque and Ilma Kruze Grande de Arruda and Alcides da Silva Diniz and Jos{\'e} Natal Figueroa and Ana Paula Campos Pereira},
  booktitle={Revista brasileira de hematologia e hemoterapia},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION Anemia is a nutritional problem of global importance. It is estimated that at least one-third of the population has been at one time anemic. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of anemia and associated factors in patients of a children's hospital in Recife. METHODS A cross-sectional study was developed involving 595 male and female children aged from 6 to 59 months old, who were hospitalized in 2007. RESULTS Children with a hemoglobin concentration less than 11 g/dL were… CONTINUE READING

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