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Serum ferritin and iron status of children in the Faroe Islands.
Eur J Pediatr. 1984 Jun; 142(2):89-92.EJ

Abstract

Iron status was assessed by measurement of serum ferritin (S-ferritin), transferrin saturation and haemoglobin (Hb) in 270 healthy Faroese children (153 males, 117 females) 4, 8 and 13 years old. There were no significant differences between the three variables in boys and girls. Geometric mean S-ferritin increased from 16 micrograms/l in 4-year-old children to 21 micrograms/l in 8-year-old (P less than 0.01) and 25 micrograms/l in 13-year-old children (P less than 0.05). Likewise Hb displayed a gradual increase with age (P less than 0.001); the arithmetic mean Hb was 129 g/l in 4-year-old, 137 g/l in 8-year-old, and 143 g/l in 13-year-old children. Depleted iron stores (i.e. S-ferritin less than 12 micrograms/l) were present in 21.5% of 4-year-old, and in 12.7% of 8 and 13-year-old children. Latent iron deficiency (i.e. S-ferritin less than 10 micrograms/l and transferrin saturation less than 10%) was found in 3.1% of 4-year-old and in 0.5% of 8 to 13-year-old children. None of the children had iron deficiency anaemia. A high dietary intake of animal protein probably explains the low prevalence of iron deficiency.

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6468438

Citation

Milman, N, et al. "Serum Ferritin and Iron Status of Children in the Faroe Islands." European Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 142, no. 2, 1984, pp. 89-92.
Milman N, Cohn J, Pedersen NS. Serum ferritin and iron status of children in the Faroe Islands. Eur J Pediatr. 1984;142(2):89-92.
Milman, N., Cohn, J., & Pedersen, N. S. (1984). Serum ferritin and iron status of children in the Faroe Islands. European Journal of Pediatrics, 142(2), 89-92.
Milman N, Cohn J, Pedersen NS. Serum Ferritin and Iron Status of Children in the Faroe Islands. Eur J Pediatr. 1984;142(2):89-92. PubMed PMID: 6468438.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serum ferritin and iron status of children in the Faroe Islands. AU - Milman,N, AU - Cohn,J, AU - Pedersen,N S, PY - 1984/6/1/pubmed PY - 1984/6/1/medline PY - 1984/6/1/entrez SP - 89 EP - 92 JF - European journal of pediatrics JO - Eur J Pediatr VL - 142 IS - 2 N2 - Iron status was assessed by measurement of serum ferritin (S-ferritin), transferrin saturation and haemoglobin (Hb) in 270 healthy Faroese children (153 males, 117 females) 4, 8 and 13 years old. There were no significant differences between the three variables in boys and girls. Geometric mean S-ferritin increased from 16 micrograms/l in 4-year-old children to 21 micrograms/l in 8-year-old (P less than 0.01) and 25 micrograms/l in 13-year-old children (P less than 0.05). Likewise Hb displayed a gradual increase with age (P less than 0.001); the arithmetic mean Hb was 129 g/l in 4-year-old, 137 g/l in 8-year-old, and 143 g/l in 13-year-old children. Depleted iron stores (i.e. S-ferritin less than 12 micrograms/l) were present in 21.5% of 4-year-old, and in 12.7% of 8 and 13-year-old children. Latent iron deficiency (i.e. S-ferritin less than 10 micrograms/l and transferrin saturation less than 10%) was found in 3.1% of 4-year-old and in 0.5% of 8 to 13-year-old children. None of the children had iron deficiency anaemia. A high dietary intake of animal protein probably explains the low prevalence of iron deficiency. SN - 0340-6199 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6468438/Serum_ferritin_and_iron_status_of_children_in_the_Faroe_Islands_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/iron.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -