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Factors associated with iron deficiency anemia in Brazilian preschool children.
J Pediatr (Rio J) 2004 May-Jun; 80(3):229-34JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the determining factors of anemia and iron deficiency in children attending two day care centers in the town of Pontal, southeast of Brazil.

METHODS

Cross-sectional study was conducted in 192 children aged 12 to 72 months. Personal data (age, sex, use of medicinal iron supplements, duration of breast-feeding, type of delivery, prenatal care, weight, and height), and socioeconomic data (number of co-inhabitants, parental schooling, and per capita family income) were obtained and evaluated together with hemoglobin, serum transferrin receptor, ferritin, and iron deficiency anemia.

RESULTS

Age was the variable that most affected iron nutritional status, with higher hemoglobin values, lower transferrin receptor concentrations, higher ferritin values and lower iron deficiency anemia being detected with increasing age. The other studied variables did not show any correlation with iron nutritional status.

CONCLUSION

The obtained data suggest that control strategies for this preschool population should be especially directed at younger children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Universidade de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. carlosnogueira@directnet.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15192767

Citation

Almeida, Carlos A N de, et al. "Factors Associated With Iron Deficiency Anemia in Brazilian Preschool Children." Jornal De Pediatria, vol. 80, no. 3, 2004, pp. 229-34.
Almeida CA, Ricco RG, Ciampo LA, et al. Factors associated with iron deficiency anemia in Brazilian preschool children. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(3):229-34.
Almeida, C. A., Ricco, R. G., Ciampo, L. A., Souza, A. M., Pinho, A. P., & Oliveira, J. E. (2004). Factors associated with iron deficiency anemia in Brazilian preschool children. Jornal De Pediatria, 80(3), pp. 229-34.
Almeida CA, et al. Factors Associated With Iron Deficiency Anemia in Brazilian Preschool Children. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(3):229-34. PubMed PMID: 15192767.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Factors associated with iron deficiency anemia in Brazilian preschool children. AU - Almeida,Carlos A N de, AU - Ricco,Rubens G, AU - Ciampo,Luiz A del, AU - Souza,Ana M, AU - Pinho,Adriana P, AU - Oliveira,José E Dutra de, PY - 2004/6/12/pubmed PY - 2005/2/4/medline PY - 2004/6/12/entrez SP - 229 EP - 34 JF - Jornal de pediatria JO - J Pediatr (Rio J) VL - 80 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the determining factors of anemia and iron deficiency in children attending two day care centers in the town of Pontal, southeast of Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted in 192 children aged 12 to 72 months. Personal data (age, sex, use of medicinal iron supplements, duration of breast-feeding, type of delivery, prenatal care, weight, and height), and socioeconomic data (number of co-inhabitants, parental schooling, and per capita family income) were obtained and evaluated together with hemoglobin, serum transferrin receptor, ferritin, and iron deficiency anemia. RESULTS: Age was the variable that most affected iron nutritional status, with higher hemoglobin values, lower transferrin receptor concentrations, higher ferritin values and lower iron deficiency anemia being detected with increasing age. The other studied variables did not show any correlation with iron nutritional status. CONCLUSION: The obtained data suggest that control strategies for this preschool population should be especially directed at younger children. SN - 0021-7557 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15192767/Factors_associated_with_iron_deficiency_anemia_in_Brazilian_preschool_children_ L2 - http://www.jped.com.br/conteudo/04-80-03-229/ing.asp DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -