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Iron, zinc and iodide status in Mexican children under 12 years and women 12-49 years of age: a probabilistic national survey

Author(s): Villalpando Salvador | García-Guerra Armando | Ramírez-Silva Claudia Ivonne | Mejía-Rodríguez Fabiola | Matute Guadalupe | Shamah-Levy Teresa | Rivera Juan A

Journal: Salud Pública de México
ISSN 0036-3634

Volume: 45;
Issue: suppl.4;
Start page: 520;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: iron deficiency | zinc deficiency | iodide deficiency | preschoolers | school-age children | women of child-bearing age | Mexico

OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of iron, zinc and iodide deficiencies in a probabilistic sample of Mexican women and children and explore its association with some dietary and socio-demographic variables. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We carried out in 1999 an epidemiological description of iron (percent transferrin saturation, PTS,
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