Iron-rich food consumption is an important determinant of anaemia status, and demographic characteristic may contribute to the fulfilment of iron intake. This study aimed to determine the consumption level of iron-rich and iron-fortified foods in children under two years in urban and rural areas. An analysis was done on the result of Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey 2017. Children in urban areas consume more iron-rich foods and iron-fortified food than those in rural. Socio-demographic and economic status are significant factors that determine iron-rich/fortified food consumption with relatively weak correlation strength. Therefore, we suggest that efforts in improving these factors should be encouraged.
|Number of pages
|Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
|Published - Jan 2023
- Children under two years
- Iron-rich food consumption