The prevalence of anaemia and deficiencies of iron, folate and vitamin B12 were investigated in primary schoolchildren of mixed ethnic origin living in four towns in a remote semi-desert area of southern Africa, the Richtersveld.
Anaemia was uncommon (6.3%); iron and vitamin B12 deficiencies were not observed.
Sub-normal erythrocyte folate concentrations were present in 14.5%, but significant folate deficiency was rare (<2%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Etat nutritionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Nutritional status
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Cote : 92-0472910
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.