A survey on the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia was performed in 1160 pediatric out-patients of the General Hospital in Surabaya. Criteria for anemia were hemoglobin concentrations of less than 10, 11 and 12 g% for the age groups of 6 mth to 2 yr (I), 2 to 5 yr (II) and 5 to 12 yr (III), respectively. Criteria for Fe-deficiency among the anemic children were serum transferrin saturation of less than 16% and a bone marrow devoid of iron. In group I 12.8% of the children had Fe-deficiency anemia, in group II 10.7% and in group III 7.6%. The overall prevalence of anemia was 14.2% and of iron deficiency anemia 9.8%.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Tropical and Geographical Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1978|