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Background and objective: This study aimed to study the prevalence of anemia in 9 – 12 Month-Old Children in Well Child Clinic at Somdejphrajaotaksin Maharaj Hospital
Methods: The retrospective study has been done to collect data of 9 – 12 month-old children in Well Child Clinic at Somdejphrajaotaksin Maharaj Hospital from April 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.
Result: 103 out of 249 children were anemia (41.4%), while the cut point of hemoglobin is less than 11 g/dl. The major causes of anemia are iron deficiency anemia in 83 children (80.6%). There was statistically significant difference in prevalence of anemia between the iron- supplied group and controlled group (p-value < 0.01).
Conclusion: Iron deficiency anemia is a major problem in 9 – 12 month-old children. Oral elemental iron supplement weekly at the age of 6 months is the effective solution in preventing iron deficiency anemia.
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