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Estimating the burden of iron deficiency among African children

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Iron deficiency (ID) is a major public health burden in African children and accurate prevalence estimates are important for effective nutritional interventions. However, ID may be incorrectly estimated in Africa because most measures of iron status are altered by inflammation and infections such as malaria. Through the current study we have assessed different approaches to the prediction of iron status and estimated the burden of ID in African children....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12916-020-1502-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Biochemistry
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
18
Article number:
31
Publication date:
2020-02-27
Acceptance date:
2020-01-22
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EISSN:
1741-7015
ISSN:
1741-7015
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1083687
Local pid:
pubs:1083687
Deposit date:
2020-01-29

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