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Iron status of babies born to iron-deficient anaemic mothers in an Iranian hospital.
East Mediterr Health J 2004; 10(6):808-14EM

Abstract

We investigated the relation between maternal anaemia and neonatal iron status in 97 mothers and their babies. Haemoglobin (Hb), serum iron, total iron binding capacity and serum ferritin were determined. Mothers were divided into 3 groups: iron-deficient anaemic (22.7%), non-anaemic iron-deficient (27.8%) and non-anaemic non-iron-deficient (49.5%). There was no significant difference in the mean ages of the 3 groups but there were significant differences in relation to parity, Hb and serum ferritin levels. There was no significant difference in the mean value of serum iron or total iron binding capacity among the neonates of the 3 groups. Babies of iron-deficient anaemic mothers had significantly lower levels of serum ferritin (115.3 ng/mL) than nonanaemic, non-iron-deficient mothers (204.8 ng/mL) but not compared with the non-anaemic iron-deficient group. Maternal iron deficiency may affect iron status in their babies and predispose them to iron deficiency.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Paediatrics, Jahrom School of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Islamic Republic of Iran.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16335768

Citation

Emamghorashi, F, and T Heidari. "Iron Status of Babies Born to Iron-deficient Anaemic Mothers in an Iranian Hospital." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 10, no. 6, 2004, pp. 808-14.
Emamghorashi F, Heidari T. Iron status of babies born to iron-deficient anaemic mothers in an Iranian hospital. East Mediterr Health J. 2004;10(6):808-14.
Emamghorashi, F., & Heidari, T. (2004). Iron status of babies born to iron-deficient anaemic mothers in an Iranian hospital. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 10(6), pp. 808-14.
Emamghorashi F, Heidari T. Iron Status of Babies Born to Iron-deficient Anaemic Mothers in an Iranian Hospital. East Mediterr Health J. 2004;10(6):808-14. PubMed PMID: 16335768.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron status of babies born to iron-deficient anaemic mothers in an Iranian hospital. AU - Emamghorashi,F, AU - Heidari,T, PY - 2005/12/13/pubmed PY - 2006/1/18/medline PY - 2005/12/13/entrez SP - 808 EP - 14 JF - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit JO - East. Mediterr. Health J. VL - 10 IS - 6 N2 - We investigated the relation between maternal anaemia and neonatal iron status in 97 mothers and their babies. Haemoglobin (Hb), serum iron, total iron binding capacity and serum ferritin were determined. Mothers were divided into 3 groups: iron-deficient anaemic (22.7%), non-anaemic iron-deficient (27.8%) and non-anaemic non-iron-deficient (49.5%). There was no significant difference in the mean ages of the 3 groups but there were significant differences in relation to parity, Hb and serum ferritin levels. There was no significant difference in the mean value of serum iron or total iron binding capacity among the neonates of the 3 groups. Babies of iron-deficient anaemic mothers had significantly lower levels of serum ferritin (115.3 ng/mL) than nonanaemic, non-iron-deficient mothers (204.8 ng/mL) but not compared with the non-anaemic iron-deficient group. Maternal iron deficiency may affect iron status in their babies and predispose them to iron deficiency. SN - 1020-3397 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16335768/Iron_status_of_babies_born_to_iron_deficient_anaemic_mothers_in_an_Iranian_hospital_ L2 - http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1006/10_6_2004_808_814.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -