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Impact of maternal anemia on the infant's iron status at 9 months of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12050988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy is still common in developed countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of maternal anemia on the infant's iron status at 9 months of age in Moncton, NB.
METHODS: Mothers giving birth between April 1998 and February 1999 were selected from medical records. A letter was sent to invite them to participate. In total, 75 mothers with their infants were examined.
RESULTS: The proportion of iron-deficiency anemia was higher (p = 0.055) in the group born to anemic compared to non-anemic mothers. A positive association between the mother's haemoglobin and haematocrit during her 3rd trimester and her infant's haemoglobin and haematocrit was found at 9 months of age. These results are not explained by differences in feeding practices and socio-economic status between groups.
INTERPRETATION: Infants born to mildly anemic mothers may be at risk of developing anemia.
Nadya Savoie; France M Rioux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    2002 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-07     Completed Date:  2002-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372714     Medline TA:  Can J Public Health     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ecole des sciences des aliments, de nutrition et d'études familiales, Université de Moncton, Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, E1A 3E9.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / blood*,  complications,  epidemiology*
Case-Control Studies
Infant Welfare / statistics & numerical data*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
New Brunswick
Pregnancy Complications / blood*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Risk Factors
Social Class

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