Keywords

anemia, iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, nutritional disorders

Abstract

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is one of the largest nutritional disorders in the world. Approximately 25% of the world’s population has anemia with 50% of those cases being IDA, according to the World Health Organization. The reduced oxygen carrying capacity associated with anemia can have many adverse effects. Many anemia studies have been done on infants but few have been done on school-aged children. A charity organization in Ecuador has been identifying anemia prevalence among children within a suburb of Guayaquil. To further identify possible risks resulting from anemia, a study comparing cognitive function with anemia rates was conducted in May 2014.

Original Publication Citation

Chamberlain, A., Palmer, S., Williams, M., & Lassetter, J. (2015). Social disparities: Household income in poverty stricken Ecuador affecting cognitive function in children. Annals of Global Health, 81(1), 217-218.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-03-12

Publisher

Annals of Global Health

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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