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April 18, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
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"About 31.2 per cent of pregnant women are anemic and 5 per cent of children are born underweight" (para 1).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
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"Health organizations, however, reported nearly 60 percent of all pregnant women were anemic…" (15).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
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“More than half of children age 6-59 months are anaemic; 27% of women and 14% of men age 15-49 also are anaemic” (163). “Overall, 51% of children suffered from some degree of anaemia (haemoglobin levels below 11.0 g/dl). About half of these cases were classified as mild anaemia, while 25% of children had moderate anaemia, and 1% were severely anaemic (Table 11.7)” (171). “Prevalence of anaemia in children changed little between 2004 and 2009 (from 48% to 47%), and has increased between 2009 and 2014 (from 47% to 51%) (Figure 11.7)” (171). “Anaemia is more prevalent among children under age 24 months than among older children, with a peak prevalence ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
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“Micronutrient malnutrition is highly prevalent and persistent; 66 percent of children age 6-59 months are anaemic, 27 percent are mildly anaemic, 37 percent are moderately anaemic, and about 2 percent are severely anaemic” (153). “Forty-two percent of Ghanaian women age 15-49 are anaemic, a reduction from 59 percent in 2008” (153). “Sixty-six percent of children age 6-59 months in Ghana have some level of anaemia: 27 percent are mildly anaemic, 37 percent are moderately anaemic, and 2 percent are severely anaemic” (167). “The prevalence of any anaemia is highest among children age 6-8 months (80 percent); and more than 7 in 10 children under age 2 are anaemic. Children in ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
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“Overall, 42 percent of children age 6-59 months have some degree of anaemia. About one in five children are mildly anaemic, 19 percent have moderate anaemia and less than 1 percent have severe anaemia” (xxv). “The proportion of children age 5-11 years with some degree of anaemia is 18 percent; less than 1 percent of these children are severely anaemic. The national prevalence of anaemia among children age 12-14 years is virtually identical to that among children age 5-11 years, and a majority of these children are mildly anaemic (17 percent)” (xxv). “Thirty percent of women age 15-49 have some degree of anaemia, with the majority classified as mildly anaemic ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
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“Forty-two percent of ever-married women age 15-49 are anemic, 36 percent are mildly anemic, 7 percent are moderately anemic, and less than 1 percent are severely anemic” (161). “Half (51 percent) of children age 6-59 months suffer from some level of anemia (Hb <11.0 g/dl), 29 percent of children have mild anemia (Hb 10.0-10.9 g/dl), and 21 percent have moderate anemia (Hb 7.0-9.9 g/dl). Less than 1 percent of children age 6-59 months has severe anemia (Hb <7.0 g/dl)” (179). “The prevalence of anemia peaks at 9-17 months (76-79 percent). Female children and children residing in urban areas are less likely to be anemic. The prevalence of any anemia in ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
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“Eighty percent of children age 6-59 months are anaemic” (143). “Table 11.7 shows that 80 percent of children age 6-59 months are anaemic. Twenty-seven percent have mild anaemia, 47 percent have moderate anaemia, and 6 percent have severe anaemia. Anaemia prevalence is highest among children age 6-8 months (87 percent) and lowest among children age 48-59 months (76 percent)” (159). “Eighty-two percent of children in rural areas have anaemia compared with 72 percent of children in urban areas. There is some regional variation observed, with the Western region lower at 71 percent than the Northern region at 83 percent. There is no clear relationship between anaemia in children and the ...more
May 1, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
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“In Rwanda, slightly more than one in four women have anemia (27 percent): 15 percent have a mild form, 8 percent are moderately anemic, and 4 percent are severely anemic. The prevalence of anemia is highest in the City of Kigali (40 percent)” (xix). “More than one-quarter (27 percent) of women have anemia: 15 percent are mildly anemic, 8 percent are moderately anemic, and less than 4 percent are severely anemic. The prevalence of anemia in the 2005 RDHS-III was 33 percent. There are few differences in the prevalence of anemia by woman’s age and the number of children ever born. Also, neither breastfeeding nor pregnancy is significantly associated with ...more
April 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
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“Forty-five percent of women in Sierra Leone have some level of anaemia; the majority are mildly anaemic (34 percent), 11 percent are moderately anaemic, and about 1 percent were found to be severely anaemic” (xxvi). “The prevalence of any anaemia in women varies by regions, with the lowest level in the Eastern and Southern regions (43 percent each) and the highest level in the Western Region (50 percent)” (xxvi). “Anaemia is less prevalent among women than children: 45 percent of women in Sierra Leone have some level of anaemia, compared with 76 percent of children” (168). “As expected, the prevalence of anaemia is higher among pregnant women (62 percent) and ...more
April 26, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
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“Forty-five percent of Cambodian women are anemic, including 38 percent with mild anemia and 7 percent with moderate anemia. Less than 1 percent of women suffer from severe anemia” (194). “The prevalence of anemia is higher among women who have only a primary education or less, those who are pregnant, and those who live in poorer households. Also, the prevalence is higher among rural women (47 percent) than urban women (39 percent)” (194). “Anemia prevalence is higher among women who smoke (52 percent) than among women who do not smoke (45 percent) and is slightly higher among women who use an IUD than those who do not” (194). “Women residing ...more
April 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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“Around 1 in 4 ever-married women were anemic” (157). “Overall, 25 percent of women were classified as anemic. As was the case with children, the vast majority of women were found to be mildly anemic. Only 2 percent of women were classified as moderately anemic” (183). “The results in Table 12.14 show only minor differences across subgroups in the prevalence of anemia among women, with the largest differences observed by place of residence. The anemia rate is highest among women living in rural Upper Egypt (31 percent) and lowest among women from the three Frontier Governorates surveyed in the 2014 EDHS (20 percent)” (183).
April 26, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
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“Table 11.12 shows that 71 percent of women age 15-49 are anemic; 38 percent are mildly anemic, 29 percent are moderately anemic, and 3 percent are severely anemic. There is no clear pattern in anemia levels by women’s age or number of children. The prevalence of anemia is associated with maternity status; pregnant (78 percent) and lactating (75 percent) women are somewhat more likely to be anemic than women who are neither pregnant nor lactating (69 percent). Interestingly, women using an intrauterine device (IUD) are less likely to be anemic than non-IUD users” (146). “Anemia is slightly more prevalent in rural areas (73 percent) than in urban areas (66 percent). ...more
Feb. 12, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: Peru
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"Three major problems are: stunted growth which as to do with nutrition, anemia, and parasites."This statement was made at 14:45 of Peru: Using Theatre to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking by a nurse [Pamela Ramos] from the Life Caravan [which the general public but seems to have an emphasis on women, pregnant women, and children](ENB-Coder Comment)
Jan. 15, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
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"It remains concerned, … high rates of anaemia among women" (9)
Jan. 14, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
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"It remains concerned, … high rates of anaemia among women" (9)
Dec. 22, 2015, 4:44 p.m.
Countries: India
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“The report also noted that India continued to record one of the highest prevalences of children under five who are underweight, at more than 40%, and is among the countries with the highest prevalence of anemia, which affects 51% of women in the age bracket of 15-59 years and 87% of pregnant women” (1). “The National Family Health Survey of 2013 showed that over half of the women were anemic and 36% of women were underweight” (6).
Aug. 14, 2015, 2:56 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
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"Thirty-eight per cent of women of child-bearing age in urban areas suffered from anaemia; the figure was 42.8 per cent in rural areas in 2008" (79)
June 10, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
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"Pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers often experience shortage of necessary micronutrients when they do not have any other income except the social welfare benefits; this situation varies region by region" (page 20).
April 27, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: India
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"More than 90 percent of adolescent Indian girls are anemic, a crucial measure of poor nutrition" (para 7)
April 3, 2015, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
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"However, Kosovo has low dietary iron consumption, which causes anaemia among children (15.7%) and pregnant women 23%" (25)
June 23, 2014, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
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"In the country at large, many pregnant women are reported to suffer from acute malnutrition and anemia…" (para 15). "'Approximately 31 percent of mothers were found to have anaemia in 2012, a slight improvement from the 35 percent of women of reproductive age in 2004'" (note 22)
March 20, 2014, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
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“Thirty-two percent of children age 6-59 months are anemic, 20 percent are mildly anemic, 12 percent are moderately anemic, and less than 1 percent are severely anemic…Thirty-four percent of women age 15-49 are anemic, 26 percent are mildly anemic, 7 percent are moderately anemic, and less than 1 percent are severely anemic” (143). “Table 11.7 [page 160] shows anemia levels for children age 6-59 months. Anemia is common among children in Jordan; one-third (32 percent) of children are anemic. Twenty percent of children are classified as having mild anemia and 12 percent of children have moderate anemia. Less than 1 percent of children are classified as having severe anemia. Among ...more
Feb. 20, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: India
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"According to UNDP Human Development Report (1997), 88% of pregnant women (age 15-49) were found to be suffering from anaemia" (para 8)
Feb. 10, 2014, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
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"There is no consistent pattern between prevalence of anemia and mother’s education or sex of the child" (162). "Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common nutritional problems in Timor-Leste. Table 12.13 indicates that three in ten pregnant women (28 percent) are anemic. To address the problem of anemia in women, iron-folic acid supplementation was introduced as part of the Ministry of Health programming, covering all 13 districts. The program involved distributing iron-folic acid supplements to pregnant women through health facilities and SISCa. Table 12.13 shows that overall 21 percent of Timorese women age 15-49 are anemic, with 18 percent mildly anemic, 4 percent moderately anemic, and less than ...more
Sept. 1, 2013, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
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"Table 11.10 lists measures that help assess the extent to which women receive adequate intake of vitamin A and iron during pregnancy. About 93 percent of these mothers eat foods rich in vitamin A, and 87 percent eat iron-rich foods. In general the consumption of vitamin A and iron-rich foods is high and does not vary much by background characteristics" (132). "Only 3 percent of women said that they had experienced night blindness while pregnant with their youngest child. After adjusting this figure for women who also reported vision problems during the day, only 2 percent of women are estimated to have experienced VAD-related night blindness during pregnancy. To boost ...more
April 19, 2013, 7:18 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
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"The prevalence of anaemia is less pronounced among women than among children. Fifty-nine percent of Ghanaian women age 15-49 are anaemic, with 39 percent mildly anaemic, 18 percent moderately anaemic, and 2 percent severely anaemic. Anaemia is lowest among women is in the Upper East region (48 percent) and highest in the Western region (71 percent). The level of anaemia among women age 15-49 in Ghana has increased over the past five years from 45 percent in 2003 to 59 percent in 2008, with the most noticeable increase occurring in the prevalence of moderate anaemia (9 percent in 2003 and 18 percent in 2008)" (xxv). "Table 11.11 shows the prevalence ...more
April 5, 2013, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
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“According to the 1999 URHS, 34 percent of women reported that they were told by their ANC provider that they had anemia, and 38 percent of women reported taking iron supplements during the pregnancy that ended with the most recent live birth. The 2007 UDHS results indicate that iron supplementation during pregnancy has increased substantially, with slightly more than half of women (55 percent) reporting they received iron supplements for the most recent live birth during the five-year period prior to the survey” (89)
April 3, 2013, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania
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"Anaemia is more prevalent among women who are breastfeeding (28 percent) and nonpregnant, non-lactating women (19 percent) than among pregnant women (12 percent). The prevalence of anaemia is also higher among rural women (23 percent) compared with urban women (15 percent)" (171)
March 25, 2013, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
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Table 11.12.1 shows that 18.9% of pregnant women have mild anemia; 18.7% have moderate; 0% have severe, and 37.5% of pregnant women have any kind of anemia. This compares to 29% of non-pregnant women having mild anemia, 8% having moderate anemia, and 37% of non-pregnant women having any kind of anemia. Table 11.12.2 shows that, for men, only 6% are classified as anemic, with 4% being mild and 1% being moderate (187, 188)
March 18, 2013, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
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“Twenty-six percent of women have some level of anaemia. Anaemia prevalence is somewhat higher among pregnant women (30 percent) and those who smoke cigarettes or tobacco (29 percent)” (xxii). “Table 11.11.1 presents information on the prevalence of anaemia among women age 15-49. Twenty-six percent of women have some level of anaemia. Anaemia prevalence is somewhat higher among pregnant women (30 percent), and those who smoke cigarettes or tobacco (29 percent). Urban women are somewhat more likely than rural women to be anaemic (29 versus 25 percent). Anaemia prevalence ranges from 24 percent of women in the Mountains and Foothills zones to 30 percent in Senqu River Valley. Among districts, prevalence ...more