Known facts: iron deficiency in Indonesia

World Nutrition Journal

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Title Known facts: iron deficiency in Indonesia
Creator Manikam, Nurul Ratna Mutu
Subject iron deficiency
Description More than half cases of anemia are due to iron deficiency. Anemia is a major and global public health problem that affects maternal and child mortality, child cognitive development and eventually productivity. Infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy are particularly at risk. Indonesia is a low middle country with the prevalence of anemia as high as 48.9% in pregnant women and 38.5% in children under 5 years old. It is even higher among adolescents aged 12-18 years, especially in rural areas. Low income and level of education seem to also contribute to iron deficiency. Indonesia government aims to prevent anemia in young and pregnant women by providing iron pills. Still, the etiology of anemia in Indonesia is various and many elements are preventing Indonesia women to consume pills and/or iron-rich foods. We aim to review the prevalence, risk factors associated with iron deficiency especially among women of reproductive age in Indonesia, including the socio-determinant influence on iron deficiency. We will also discuss the management of iron deficiency in Indonesia in comparison with international guideline to identify the potential gaps.
Publisher Indonesian Nutrition Association
Date 2021-06-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source World Nutrition Journal; Vol. 5 No. 1-1 (2021): The role and importance of iron : A supplementary papers; 1-9
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Nurul Ratna Mutu Manikam

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