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The relation between pica and iron deficiency in children in Zanjan, Islamic Republic of Iran: a case-control study

(2017) The relation between pica and iron deficiency in children in Zanjan, Islamic Republic of Iran: a case-control study. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. pp. 404-407. ISSN 1020-3397

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Abstract

The aim of this case-control study was to determine the frequency of pica and its relationship with iron deficiency in children in Zanjan. We selected 872 children and determined the frequency of pica. We selected students who did not have pica of the same age and sex, and in the same class as our cases as a control group. Both groups were evaluated for iron deficiency anaemia. Among the 57 students (6.7) who had pica, there was no significant relationship with sex (P > 0.05). The most common types of pica were soil (62.3) and paper (31.2). The frequency of anaemia among cases was greater than in controls, although the difference was not statistically significant. The serum iron/total iron binding capacity ratio <= 0.15 did not differ significantly between the 2 groups. We did not find any association between pica and anaemia and/or iron deficiency (P > 0.05).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: PREGNANT-WOMEN ANEMIA GEOPHAGY Health Care Sciences & Services Health Policy & Services Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Page Range: pp. 404-407
Journal or Publication Title: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Quartile : Q4
Volume: 23
Number: 6
Identification Number: <Go to ISI>://WOS:000410076000003
ISSN: 1020-3397
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی
URI: http://repository.zums.ac.ir/id/eprint/214

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