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Mapping the risk of anaemia in preschool-age children: the contribution of malnutrition, malaria, and helminth infections in West Africa

Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Clements, Archie C. A.

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BACKGROUND Childhood anaemia is considered a severe public health problem in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa. We investigated the geographical distribution of prevalence of anaemia and mean haemoglobin concentration (Hb) in children aged 1-4 y (preschool children) in West Africa. The aim was to estimate the geographical risk profile of anaemia accounting for malnutrition, malaria, and helminth infections, the risk of anaemia attributable to these factors, and the number of anaemia cases in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-06-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16347
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000438

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