Anna Krueger

Date of Defense

Spring 4-16-2004


Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

Maija Petersons, Family and Consumer Sciences

Second Advisor

Arezoo Rojhani, Family and Consumer Sciences

Third Advisor

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.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only