The prevalence of iron depletion and iron-deficiency anaemia in a randomly selected group of infants from four Canadian cities.
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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Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 199608.