Anemia in 9 - 12 month-old children in Well Child Clinic at Somdejphrajaotaksin Maharaj Hospital

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wiphakorn suphaphimon

Abstract

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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suphaphimon wiphakorn. Anemia in 9 - 12 month-old children in Well Child Clinic at Somdejphrajaotaksin Maharaj Hospital. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 24 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];37(3):206-11. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/253682
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