The frequency of iron-deficiency anaemia was investigated in 376 children with the aid of serum ferritin determinations. The children, resident in Budapest or Miskolc were 6 months to 3 years old. Marked iron-deficiency (serum ferritin less than <10 μg/l) could be demonstrated in 33.8% of the investigated population. The frequency of iron-deficiency was related to the socio-economic and cultural status of the mother, a factor which is thought to influence the feeding habits. In areas where iron-deficiency is frequently detected regular iron-prophylaxis is recommended.
|Translated title of the contribution||Iron-deficiency and replacement in infancy|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Monatsschrift fur Kinderheilkunde|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health