Investigation of the Possible Causes and Contributing Factors to a Suspected High Incidence of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency in Anemia in Latvia
Date of Defense
Family and Consumer Sciences
Maija Petersons, Family and Consumer Sciences
Arezoo Rojhani, Family and Consumer Sciences
Irene Allgaier, WIC
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common form of anemia worldwide. In addition, Iron deficiency (ID) without anemia, is also one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies in the world. This paper looks at factors known to contribute to ID/IDA to identify a suspected high incidence of ID/IDA within the country of Latvia. The purpose of this paper is to promote further investigation to analyze worldwide prevalence of ID/IDA in comparison to Latvia's dietary habits. socioeconomic conditions, and prevention programs.
Krueger, Anna, "Investigation of the Possible Causes and Contributing Factors to a Suspected High Incidence of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency in Anemia in Latvia" (2004). Honors Theses. 591.
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