|Title||Childhood anemia: Prevalence and its effect on scholastic achievement|
Background: Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)is relatively high in rural areas of Egypt. Nutritional deficiencies are the primary causes, but in Egypt anclystoma worm infection plays a greater role. Poor eating habits play a major role in development of iron deficiency anemia that is an important indicator of poor health status. Children and adolescents have increased risk of developing iron deficiency anemia because of their increased demand for iron during growth and puberty.
|»||Egypt, Arab Rep. - Demographic and Health Survey 2005|