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Iron deficiency is an important contributor to anemia among reproductive age women in Lebanon

Show simple item record Hwalla N. Adra N. Jackson R.T.
dc.contributor.editor 2004 2017-10-18T13:24:14Z 2017-10-18T13:24:14Z 2004
dc.identifier 10.1080/03670240490274101
dc.identifier.issn 3670244
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to gain knowledge about anemia is it relates to program planning. No recent data exist on anemia [hemoglobin (Hb) 120g-L, plasma ferritin (PF) normal], Fe deficiency (ID) [PF 15 microg-L, Hb normal], or Fe deficiency anemia [Hb 120 g-L, PF 15 microg-L] in Lebanese women. A national survey of 540 nonpregnant women aged 15-49 years was conducted to find the prevalence and determinants of anemia and ID in Lebanon. Sociodemographic, health, and dietary data were collected. Hb and ferritin were assessed. Thirty-three percent of the subjects had ID and 13.5 per cent had Fe deficiency anemia. Eight percent were anemic (Hb 120 g-L) with PF values 15 microg-L. Women consuming 67 per cent of the RDA of hematinic nutrients had lower Hb and Fe levels. Strategies to improve Fe and anemia status are discussed. © 2004 Taylor and Francis.
dc.format.extent Pages: (77-92)
dc.language English
dc.publisher ABINGDON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Ecology of Food and Nutrition; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 43; no. 41641; Pages: (77-92);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Iron deficiency is an important contributor to anemia among reproductive age women in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Hwalla, N., Department of Nutrition-Food Science, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Adra, N., Department of Nutrition-Food Science, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Jackson, R.T., Department of Nutrition-Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Hwalla, N.; Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Nutrition and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hwalla, N
dc.contributor.authorInitials Adra, N
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jackson, RT
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Hwalla, N (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Nutr and Food Sci, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 6
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dc.format.extentCount 16
dc.identifier.scopusID 1642356198
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Ecol. Food Nutr.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 41641
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Ecology of Food and Nutrition
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Ecol. Food Nutr.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 43
dc.source.ID WOS:000188941100007
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Anemia
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword epidemiology
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword iron deficiency
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword middle east
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword women
dc.subject.otherIndex Age
dc.subject.otherIndex anemia
dc.subject.otherIndex health risk
dc.subject.otherIndex iron
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional status
dc.subject.otherIndex womens health
dc.subject.otherIndex asia
dc.subject.otherIndex eurasia
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex middle east
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Danish women
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus hemoglobin
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus supplementation
dc.subject.otherWOS Nutrition and Dietetics

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