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Iron deficiency anemia among Jewish and Arab infants at 6 and 12 months of age in Hadera, Israel.
Isr J Med Sci 1985; 21(2):107-12IJ

Abstract

Infants attending six Family Health Centers of the Israel Ministry of Health in various Jewish and Arab localities in the Hadera subdistrict were examined for hemoglobin levels at 6 and 12 months of age. The prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin less than 11 g/dl) among Jewish infants rose from a total of 44.7 to 60% from 6 to 12 months. For the Arab infants, the prevalence of anemia increased from a total of 43.7% at 6 months to 71.0% at 12. The prevalence of severe anemia (less than 10 g/dl) for the Jewish infants rose from 4.5 to 13.1% and for the Arab infants from 7.7 to 19.6%. Of the Jewish infants with a hemoglobin level less than 10 g/dl at 6 months, 50% were still less than 10 g/dl at 12 months. Of the Arab infants less than 10 g/dl at 6 months, 36.4% were still at that level at 12 months. The lack of routine iron supplementation as a preventive procedure and the routine use of cow's milk for infant feeding are the probable causes of this high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

3980188

Citation

Lavon, B, et al. "Iron Deficiency Anemia Among Jewish and Arab Infants at 6 and 12 Months of Age in Hadera, Israel." Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 21, no. 2, 1985, pp. 107-12.
Lavon B, Tulchinsky TH, Preger M, et al. Iron deficiency anemia among Jewish and Arab infants at 6 and 12 months of age in Hadera, Israel. Isr J Med Sci. 1985;21(2):107-12.
Lavon, B., Tulchinsky, T. H., Preger, M., Said, R., & Kaufman, S. (1985). Iron deficiency anemia among Jewish and Arab infants at 6 and 12 months of age in Hadera, Israel. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 21(2), pp. 107-12.
Lavon B, et al. Iron Deficiency Anemia Among Jewish and Arab Infants at 6 and 12 Months of Age in Hadera, Israel. Isr J Med Sci. 1985;21(2):107-12. PubMed PMID: 3980188.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron deficiency anemia among Jewish and Arab infants at 6 and 12 months of age in Hadera, Israel. AU - Lavon,B, AU - Tulchinsky,T H, AU - Preger,M, AU - Said,R, AU - Kaufman,S, PY - 1985/2/1/pubmed PY - 1985/2/1/medline PY - 1985/2/1/entrez SP - 107 EP - 12 JF - Israel journal of medical sciences JO - Isr. J. Med. Sci. VL - 21 IS - 2 N2 - Infants attending six Family Health Centers of the Israel Ministry of Health in various Jewish and Arab localities in the Hadera subdistrict were examined for hemoglobin levels at 6 and 12 months of age. The prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin less than 11 g/dl) among Jewish infants rose from a total of 44.7 to 60% from 6 to 12 months. For the Arab infants, the prevalence of anemia increased from a total of 43.7% at 6 months to 71.0% at 12. The prevalence of severe anemia (less than 10 g/dl) for the Jewish infants rose from 4.5 to 13.1% and for the Arab infants from 7.7 to 19.6%. Of the Jewish infants with a hemoglobin level less than 10 g/dl at 6 months, 50% were still less than 10 g/dl at 12 months. Of the Arab infants less than 10 g/dl at 6 months, 36.4% were still at that level at 12 months. The lack of routine iron supplementation as a preventive procedure and the routine use of cow's milk for infant feeding are the probable causes of this high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia. SN - 0021-2180 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3980188/Iron_deficiency_anemia_among_Jewish_and_Arab_infants_at_6_and_12_months_of_age_in_Hadera_Israel_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3873 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -