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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira

versão impressa ISSN 0104-4230versão On-line ISSN 1806-9282

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CAMILLO, Carlos César et al. Anemia and nutritional status of children in day-care centers in Guaxupé. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.2, pp.154-159. ISSN 0104-4230.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-42302008000200020.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the nutritional status and the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in children attending public day care centers in the city of Guaxupé (MG), Brazil. METHODS: Children of both genders, from 6 to 72 months, registered in public day-care centers in the city of Guaxupé, were studied. Nutritional evaluation was conducted using the Z-score for height-to-age and weight-to-height relationships. Hemoglobin dosage, serum iron, total iron binding capacity and the transferrin saturation index were used for diagnosis of anemia. RESULTS: Z score < - 2 was observed in 3.3% of the children for the height-to-age relationship and of 0.4% for the weight-to-height relationship. Prevalence of total iron deficiency anemia was of 16.1%. In the age span from 6 to 36 months it was of 44.6%. The entire sample showed 45% with low serum iron, 37.9% with high total iron binding capacity and 43.1% with a low transferrin saturation index. CONCLUSION: Malnutrition was not considered to be a problem due to its low prevalence; however, an important prevalence of iron deficiency was observed. Iron deficiency anemia is more prevalent in children between 6 and 36 months confirming that this age span is more vulnerable. No association between iron deficiency anemia and the Z score of the studied anthropometry relationships was found.

Palavras-chave : Anemia; Iron; Child day-care centers; Anthropometry; Epidemiology.

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