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Relationship of low serum selenium to anemia among primary school children living in rural Vietnam.
J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2008 Dec; 54(6):454-9.JN

Abstract

A cross-sectional study of 292 primary school children was conducted in rural Vietnam to investigate the relationship among micronutrient deficiencies, and other risk factors for anemia. Serum levels of iron, copper, zinc, selenium and magnesium were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and that of retinol by high performance liquid chromatography. Hemoglobin concentration in whole blood was measured by the cyanmethemoglobin method. The incidence of low serum zinc, selenium, magnesium, and copper in the children was 91.4, 75.6, 59.5, and 8.6%, respectively. Forty-five percent of the children were anemic and 11.3% suffered from vitamin A deficiency. A parameter significant associated with anemia was low serum selenium and vice versa (OR 1.85, 95% CI 1.06-3.24, p<0.05). Other factors associated with anemia were serum retinol <1.05 micromol/L (OR 2.05, 95% CI 1.25-3.36, p<0.01), and age in years (OR 1.59, 95% CI 1.16-2.18, p<0.01). The study showed that low selenium is associated with anemia among school children in Vietnam. Interventions are required to gain insight into the potential role of selenium on prevention and control of anemia.

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Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, Graduate School of Nutrition and Bioscience, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19155583

Citation

Nhien, Nguyen Van, et al. "Relationship of Low Serum Selenium to Anemia Among Primary School Children Living in Rural Vietnam." Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, vol. 54, no. 6, 2008, pp. 454-9.
Nhien NV, Khan NC, Yabutani T, et al. Relationship of low serum selenium to anemia among primary school children living in rural Vietnam. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 2008;54(6):454-9.
Nhien, N. V., Khan, N. C., Yabutani, T., Ninh, N. X., Chung, l. e. . T. K., Motonaka, J., & Nakaya, Y. (2008). Relationship of low serum selenium to anemia among primary school children living in rural Vietnam. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, 54(6), 454-9.
Nhien NV, et al. Relationship of Low Serum Selenium to Anemia Among Primary School Children Living in Rural Vietnam. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 2008;54(6):454-9. PubMed PMID: 19155583.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship of low serum selenium to anemia among primary school children living in rural Vietnam. AU - Nhien,Nguyen Van, AU - Khan,Nguyen Cong, AU - Yabutani,Tomoki, AU - Ninh,Nguyen Xuan, AU - Chung,Le Thi Kim, AU - Motonaka,Junko, AU - Nakaya,Yutaka, PY - 2009/1/22/entrez PY - 2009/1/22/pubmed PY - 2009/4/16/medline SP - 454 EP - 9 JF - Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology JO - J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol. VL - 54 IS - 6 N2 - A cross-sectional study of 292 primary school children was conducted in rural Vietnam to investigate the relationship among micronutrient deficiencies, and other risk factors for anemia. Serum levels of iron, copper, zinc, selenium and magnesium were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and that of retinol by high performance liquid chromatography. Hemoglobin concentration in whole blood was measured by the cyanmethemoglobin method. The incidence of low serum zinc, selenium, magnesium, and copper in the children was 91.4, 75.6, 59.5, and 8.6%, respectively. Forty-five percent of the children were anemic and 11.3% suffered from vitamin A deficiency. A parameter significant associated with anemia was low serum selenium and vice versa (OR 1.85, 95% CI 1.06-3.24, p<0.05). Other factors associated with anemia were serum retinol <1.05 micromol/L (OR 2.05, 95% CI 1.25-3.36, p<0.01), and age in years (OR 1.59, 95% CI 1.16-2.18, p<0.01). The study showed that low selenium is associated with anemia among school children in Vietnam. Interventions are required to gain insight into the potential role of selenium on prevention and control of anemia. SN - 0301-4800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19155583/Relationship_of_low_serum_selenium_to_anemia_among_primary_school_children_living_in_rural_Vietnam_ L2 - http://japanlinkcenter.org/JST.JSTAGE/jnsv/54.454?from=PubMed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -