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Revista Medica Herediana

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GRANDEZ-URBINA, J. Antonio et al. Anemia in women of childbearing age in the Native Community Ese’eja-- Palma Real, Madre Dios, Peru. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.1, pp.46-49. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of anemia in women of childbearing age in the Ese’eja native communities. Methods: An observational, descriptive and transversal study with census sampling. The hemoglobin was determined by micro hematocrit technique. Data analysis was performed using the statistical package STATA 11.0 (Stata Corp. Texas, U.S.). Results: Hemoglobin levels below 12 g/dl was recorded in 77.63% of women, 29.5% of them had mild anemia (hemoglobin levels between 11.0 gr/dl and 11.9 g/dl), and 70.5% had hemoglobin levels between 7.0 gr/dl and 10.9 g/dl. Conclusions: Anemia is highly prevalent in women of childbearing age in the native community Ese’eja Palma Real

Keywords : Anemia; iron deficiency; women’s health; public health; prenatal care.

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