Iron status in a group of Norwegian Children aged 6-24 months

G Hay, B Sandstad, AGL Whitelaw, B Borch-Iohnsen

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Abstract

An adequate iron status is of vital importance for health and development in infancy and early childhood. Iron status was evaluated in a group of full-term Norwegian children followed longitudinally, at the ages of 6 mo (n= 278), 12 mo (n= 249) and 24 mo (n= 231) by measuring haemoglobin (Hb), mean cell volume (MCV) and serum ferritin. At 6, 12 and 24 mo of age, 3, 10 and 12%, respectively, had iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) defined as Hb
Translated title of the contributionIron status in a group of Norwegian Children aged 6-24 months
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592 - 598
Number of pages7
JournalActa Paediatrica
Volume93 (5)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

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Publisher: WileyBlackwell

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