IS THERE A WAY TO REDUCE IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA RATES IN THE SECOND YEAR OF LIFE OF BEDOUIN CHILDREN IN THE NEGEV? Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • INTRODUCTION: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common worldwide nutritional deficiency contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality. According to the official health policy in Israel, providing iron for all babies from the age of 4 months to the age of one year old is recommended. This policy also recommends providing iron supplementation for an additional 6 months for toddlers (who are one year old) with anemia (hemoglobin< 11mg/dl). Despite this policy, there is still a high rate of anemia in the Negev's two year old children …

publication date

  • March 1, 2017