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Hb level in relation to vitamin D status in healthy infants and toddlers.
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PMID:  22391008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To assess the presence of an association between vitamin D deficiency and anaemia in Jordanian infants and toddlers, in whom both vitamin D deficiency and anaemia have previously been proved to be common separately. DESIGN: Cross-sectional prospective study. SETTING: Department of Paediatrics, Princess Rahma Teaching Hospital, Jordan. SUBJECTS: Healthy infants and children aged 6-36 months who were seen for primary care. RESULTS: Out of 203 infants and toddlers included in the study, the anaemia prevalence was 40·4 %. The prevalence of anaemia among infants (n 110) was 51·8 %, whereas it was 26·9 % among toddlers (n 93). No association between vitamin D status and anaemia was found. CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D deficiency is not a risk for anaemia in infants and toddlers.
Authors:
Khalid K Abdul-Razzak; Abeer M Khoursheed; Shoroq M Altawalbeh; Bayan A Obeidat; Mohammed-Jafar A Ajlony
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2727     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, Irbid-22110, Jordan.
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