Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

[Iron and vitamin A micronutrient status, risk factors for their deficiencies and anthropometric assessment in preschool child from Funza municipality, Colombia].
Biomedica 2007; 27(1):76-93B

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The malnutrition and deficiencias of iron and vitamin A are frequent in the Colombian population and are associated with biological and environmental risk factors.

OBJECTIVE

Prevalence of anemia, iron and vitamin A deficiencies and nutritional status was determined by anthropometric assessment in a population of preschool children in the municipality of Funza. Associations were made between micronutrient deficiency and other risk factors reported in the literature.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The nutrition status of 287 child preschool was assessed by means of anthropometric evaluation, levels of hemoglobin, ferritin, and vitamin A in blood sera, in addition to fecal examination. A survey was administered to identify risk factors associated with these deficiencies.

RESULTS

Of these children, 40.8% showed anemia, 5.2% iron deficiency and 4.6% vitamin A deficiency. In addition, the children were generally malnourished. Significant associations were noted between low levels of hemoglobin, rented housing, lack of a nutritional program, low levels of vitamin A, and illness in the previous month. Nonsignificant, but statistical association was observed with other risk factors.

CONCLUSION

Incentive programs are necessary to improve the nutritional situation of the preschool children from Funza municipality, Colombia. Nutritional status can be determined by examination of levels of folic acid, vitamin B12, iron and vitamin A in association with social risk factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Grupo de Nutrición, Subdirección de Investigación, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, D.C, Colombia. epoveda1@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

17546226

Citation

Poveda, Elpidia, et al. "[Iron and Vitamin a Micronutrient Status, Risk Factors for Their Deficiencies and Anthropometric Assessment in Preschool Child From Funza Municipality, Colombia]." Biomedica : Revista Del Instituto Nacional De Salud, vol. 27, no. 1, 2007, pp. 76-93.
Poveda E, Cuartas A, Guarín S, et al. [Iron and vitamin A micronutrient status, risk factors for their deficiencies and anthropometric assessment in preschool child from Funza municipality, Colombia]. Biomedica. 2007;27(1):76-93.
Poveda, E., Cuartas, A., Guarín, S., Forero, Y., & Villarreal, E. (2007). [Iron and vitamin A micronutrient status, risk factors for their deficiencies and anthropometric assessment in preschool child from Funza municipality, Colombia]. Biomedica : Revista Del Instituto Nacional De Salud, 27(1), pp. 76-93.
Poveda E, et al. [Iron and Vitamin a Micronutrient Status, Risk Factors for Their Deficiencies and Anthropometric Assessment in Preschool Child From Funza Municipality, Colombia]. Biomedica. 2007;27(1):76-93. PubMed PMID: 17546226.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - [Iron and vitamin A micronutrient status, risk factors for their deficiencies and anthropometric assessment in preschool child from Funza municipality, Colombia]. AU - Poveda,Elpidia, AU - Cuartas,Alexandra, AU - Guarín,Saralicia, AU - Forero,Yibby, AU - Villarreal,Elsa, Y1 - 2007/05/31/ PY - 2007/6/5/pubmed PY - 2007/10/30/medline PY - 2007/6/5/entrez SP - 76 EP - 93 JF - Biomedica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud JO - Biomedica VL - 27 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The malnutrition and deficiencias of iron and vitamin A are frequent in the Colombian population and are associated with biological and environmental risk factors. OBJECTIVE: Prevalence of anemia, iron and vitamin A deficiencies and nutritional status was determined by anthropometric assessment in a population of preschool children in the municipality of Funza. Associations were made between micronutrient deficiency and other risk factors reported in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The nutrition status of 287 child preschool was assessed by means of anthropometric evaluation, levels of hemoglobin, ferritin, and vitamin A in blood sera, in addition to fecal examination. A survey was administered to identify risk factors associated with these deficiencies. RESULTS: Of these children, 40.8% showed anemia, 5.2% iron deficiency and 4.6% vitamin A deficiency. In addition, the children were generally malnourished. Significant associations were noted between low levels of hemoglobin, rented housing, lack of a nutritional program, low levels of vitamin A, and illness in the previous month. Nonsignificant, but statistical association was observed with other risk factors. CONCLUSION: Incentive programs are necessary to improve the nutritional situation of the preschool children from Funza municipality, Colombia. Nutritional status can be determined by examination of levels of folic acid, vitamin B12, iron and vitamin A in association with social risk factors. SN - 0120-4157 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17546226/[Iron_and_vitamin_A_micronutrient_status_risk_factors_for_their_deficiencies_and_anthropometric_assessment_in_preschool_child_from_Funza_municipality_Colombia]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/iron.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -