Estimating the burden of iron deficiency among African children.
Background: Iron deficiency (ID) is a major public health burden in African children and accurate prevalence estimates are important for effective nutritional interventions. However, ID may be incorrectly estimated in Africa because most measures of iron status are altered by inflammation and infections such as malaria. Through the current study, we have assessed different approaches to the prediction of iron status and estimated the burden of ID in African children.
Author List: Muriuki JM, Mentzer AJ, Webb EL, Morovat A, Kimita W, Ndungu FM, Macharia AW, Crane RJ, Berkley JA, Lule SA, Cutland C, Sirima SB, Diarra A, Tiono AB, Bejon P, Madhi SA, Hill AVS, Prentice AM, Suchdev PS, Elliott AM, Williams TN, Atkinson SH.
Journal Name: BMC Med. 2020 Feb 27;18(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-1502-7. PMID: 32102669; PMCID: PMC7045745.