Worldwide prevalence of anaemia

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Worldwide prevalence of anaemia
1993–2005
WHO Global Database on Anaemia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta

Worldwide prevalence of anaemia
1993–2005
who Global database on anaemia
Editors Bruno de Benoist world health organization Geneva, switzerland Erin McLean world health organization Geneva, switzerland Ines Egli Institute of food science and nutrition, eth –Zurich, switzerland Mary Cogswell centers for disease control and prevention atlanta, Georgia

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Worldwide prevalence of anaemia 1993–2005 : WHO global database on anaemia / Edited by Bruno de Benoist, Erin McLean, Ines Egli and Mary Cogswell. 1.Anemia – prevention and control. 2.Anemia – epidemiology. 3.Prevalence. I.World Health Organization. ISBN 978 924 159665 7 (NLM classification: WH 155)

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Contents

Preface AcknowledgementsAbbreviations 1. Introduction 1.1 Anaemia: a public health problem 1.1.1 Etiology 1.1.2 Health consequences 1.1.3 Assessing anaemia 1.2 Control of anaemia 1.2.1 Correcting anaemia 2. Methods 2.1 Data sources – The WHO Global Database on Anaemia 2.2 Selection of survey data 2.2.1 Administrative level 2.2.2 Population groups 2.3 Defining anaemia 2.3.1 Haemoglobin threshold 2.3.2 Estimated anaemia prevalencefor countries with no survey data 2.3.3 Uncertainty of estimates 2.3.4 Combining national estimates 2.3.5 Global anaemia prevalence 2.3.6 Classification of anaemia as a problem of public health significance 2.4 Population coverage, proportion of population, and the number of individuals with anaemia 2.4.1 Population coverage 2.4.2 Proportion of population and the number of individuals affected 3.Results and Discussion 3.1 Results 3.1.1. Population coverage 3.1.2 Proportion of population and number of individuals with anaemia 3.1.3 Classification of countries by degree of public health significance of anaemia 3.2 Discussion 3.2.1 Population coverage 3.2.2 Strengths of estimates 3.2.3 Limitations of estimates 3.2.4 Proportion of population and the number of individuals with anaemia 3.2.5...
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