Anemia em menores de seis anos: Estudo de base populacional em Pelotas, RS

Translated title of the contribution: Anemia in children under six: Population-based study in Pelotas, Southern Brazil

Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção, Iná da Silva dos Santos, Aluísio Jardim Dornellas de Barros, Denise Petrucci Gigante, César Gomes Victora, Betzabeth Slater

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the prevalence of anemia among children under six years of age in a probabilistic sample from an urban area. Methods: A study was conducted comprising children aged zero to five years in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in 2004. Data were collected on demographic, socioeconomic, and anthropometric characteristics, morbidity and nutrition using a questionnaire applied to the mothers and guardians. Children's weight and height measurements were obtained. Hemoglobin concentration was measured using the HemoCue portable hemoglobinometer and anemia was defined as hemoglobin

Translated title of the contributionAnemia in children under six: Population-based study in Pelotas, Southern Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)328-335
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de Saude Publica
Volume41
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Child
  • Cross-sectional studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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