Risk factors for iron deficiency anaemia in preschool children in northern Ethiopia.

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OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for anaemia in preschool children. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Tigray province, northern Ethiopia. SUBJECTS 2080 of 2373 children aged 6-60 months provided blood to assess anaemia. RESULTS Anaemia was highly prevalent (42%) and constituted an important nutritional problem in the region. In a sub-sample… (More)

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