publication . Article . 1994

Iron Deficiency: Contemporary Scientific Issues and International Programmatic Approaches

Ray Yip;
  • Published: 01 Aug 1994 Journal: The Journal of Nutrition, volume 124, pages 1479S-1490S (issn: 0022-3166, eissn: 1541-6100, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Iron deficiency is a common nutritional disorder in developing countries and contributes significantly to reduced work productivity and economic output as well as to increased morbidity and mortality. There are well established biochemical tests for assessing iron status in developed countries. However, cost and interference from infectious conditions make it difficult to assess iron status in many developing country settings. Examination of the hemoglobin distribution in the population and assessment of the hemoglobin response to supplementation are alternative approaches to defining iron status and the nature of anemia. Prevention and control of iron deficienc...
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free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Developed country, Anemia, medicine.disease, medicine, Staple food, Nutritional anemia, Nutritional Disorder, Environmental health, Global health, business.industry, business, Developing country, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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