Abstract:IntroductionAnemia is a nutritional problem of global importance. It is estimated that at least one-third of the population has been at one time anemic.ObjectiveTo evaluate the prevalence of anemia and associated factors in patients of a children's hospital in Recife.MethodsA cross-sectional study was developed involving 595 male and female children aged from 6 to 59 months old, who were hospitalized in 2007.ResultsChildren with a hemoglobin concentration less than 11 g/dL were considered anemic. The relations… Show more
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