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Infant anaemia is associated with infection, low birthweight and iron deficiency in rural Bangladesh.
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PMID:  20868371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Aim:  To estimate the prevalence of infant anaemia and its association with iron deficiency, growth, infection and other micronutrient deficiencies. Methods:  Using data from MINIMat, a randomized maternal food and micronutrient supplementation trial, we assessed the associations between anaemia (haemoglobin < 105 g/L) in 580 infants at 6 months and deficiencies of iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, zinc and folate, infection and anthropometric indices. Variables associated with anaemia in bivariate analyses were evaluated in logistic regression models, adjusting for potential confounders. Results:  Anaemia was found in 46% of the infants, and among these, 28% had iron deficiency (plasma ferritin <9 μg/L). Elevated C-reactive protein (>10mg/L) (OR = 2.7, 95% CI: 1.6, 4.7), low birthweight (OR = 2.3, 95% CI: 1.5, 3.5) and iron deficiency (OR = 2.2, 95% CI: 1.4, 3.6) were independently associated with increased risk for anaemia. We also observed a seasonal variation in anaemia not mediated through the other factors studied. Conclusion: In a cohort in rural Bangladesh, anaemia at age 6 months was common and associated with infection, low birthweight and iron deficiency.
Authors:
Hanna Eneroth; Lars-Åke Persson; Shams El Arifeen; Eva-Charlotte Ekström
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2010 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Affiliation:
Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Child Health Unit, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR, B), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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