anemia, iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, nutritional disorders
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Chamberlain, A.; Williams, M.; and Lassetter, Jane H., "Social disparities: Household income in poverty stricken Ecuador affecting cognitive function in children" (2015). Faculty Publications. 5189.
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