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  1. The prevalence of iron depletion and iron-deficiency anaemia in a randomly selected group of infants from four Canadian cities.

    Article - En anglais

    Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of iron depletion and iron deficiency anaemia, and factors affecting the prevalence, in healthy infants living in 4 Canadian cities.

    The study was cross-sectional and included 428 randomly selected evaluable subjects, ages 8 - 15 months.

    Multiple comparison showed no significant differences in mean hemoglobin, ferritin or free erythrocyte protoporphyrin results among the 4 cities.

    Only 4.3% of the sample were anaemic (Hb<110 g/L and ferritin ¾10 mug/L or free erythrocyte protoporphyrin =100 mug/L).

    We concluded that the rate of iron deficiency anaemia is low in healthy urban infants.

    Screening for this group is unnecessary.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu urbain, Anémie ferriprive, Carence alimentaire, Fer, Prévalence, Sidéropénie, Hémopathie, Elément minéral, Malnutrition, Etat nutritionnel, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Canada, North America, America, Urban environment, Iron deficiency anemia, Nutritional deficiency, Iron, Prevalence, Sideropenia, Hemopathy, Inorganic element, Malnutrition, Nutritional status, Epidemiology, Infant, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0294523

    Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 199608.