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The prevalence of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in female students of Zahedan

Author(s): Saeeb M | Karajibani M | Ghaffarpoor M | Sajedianfard J | Valaie N | Kimiagar M

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 55;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 47;
Date: 1997;
Original page

325 female students of Zahedan at the average age of 16.2 years old (16-22) were randomly selected to study the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia. Hb, hematocrit, MCV, MCHC, iron, TIBC and ferritin were measured. Results showed that in the population studied 3.4%, 27.7%, 4.3%, 11.7%, 25.5%, 11.4% had their Hb, MCV, serum iron, tranferrin saturation, ferritin respectively below the WHO standards. The correlation coefficient between Hb, MCV and hematocrit, serum iron was r=0.54, P
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