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  1. Fulltext. Anemia in young children of the Muynak district of Karakalpakistan, Uzbekistan : Prevalence, type, and correlates.

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    Objectives

    This study examined prevalence and correlates of anemia in the Muynak District of Uzbekisatn, an area of rapidly changing social and economic conditions following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    Methods

    Questionnaire data and blood samples were collected on a random sample of 433 children aged 1 through 4 years.

    Results

    The prevalence of anemia ranged from 89% in 1-year-olds to 48% in 4-year-olds.

    Correlates for anemia included younger age, a communal water source, and a history of pica.

    Conclusions

    Anemia is a widespread problem in young children in this district.

    An aggressive attempt to reverse this problem is needed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Anémie, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Prévalence, Ouzbekistan, Asie, Hémopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anemia, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Prevalence, Uzbekistan, Asia, Hemopathy

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

    Cote : 98-0245757

    Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 11/09/1998.