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Anaemia among schoolchildren in Qena Governorate, Upper Egypt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16335779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A study was carried out during January/February 2001 in Deshna and Armant Districts of Qena Governorate, Upper Egypt, to establish the prevalence of anaemia among schoolchildren aged 6 to 11 years and define appropriate control interventions in the area. Haemoglobin levels were measured directly in schools using a portable spectrophotometer. The mean (SD) level of haemoglobin in 1844 schoolchildren in 37 schools was 12.79 (1.15) g/dL. Only 12% of children were below the WHO cut-off for anaemia for this age group (< 11.5 g/dL) and no cases of severe anaemia (< 7.0 g/dL) were detected. The low prevalence of mild to moderate anaemia indicates that mass iron supplementation is not justifiable, but routine monitoring of haemoglobin levels should be part of the public health activities in the schools.
Authors:
P Barduagni; A S Ahmed; F Curtale; M Raafat; E Mansour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-01-17     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  916-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
General Directorate of Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anemia / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Causality
Child
Child Nutrition Disorders / complications
Child Welfare / statistics & numerical data
Egypt / epidemiology
Female
Food Habits
Health Surveys
Hemoglobins / metabolism
Humans
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / complications
Male
Malnutrition / complications
Mass Screening
Needs Assessment
Population Surveillance
Prevalence
Rural Health / statistics & numerical data
Severity of Illness Index
Spectrophotometry
Students / statistics & numerical data*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins

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