|Type||Journal Article - Food and Nutrition Bulletin|
|Title||Effect of daily versus once-weekly home fortification with micronutrient Sprinkles on hemoglobin and iron status among young children in rural Bangladesh|
The effectiveness of commonly suggested public health interventions to control childhood iron- deficiency anemia has been low.
To determine whether iron provided in Sprinkles daily or in a higher dose once weekly affected hemoglobin, serum ferritin levels, and serum transferrin receptor levels, and to determine whether there were dif- ferences in the effects of the two regimens.
In this cluster-randomized, community- based trial conducted in rural areas of Bangladesh, 136 children aged 12 to 24 months with mild to moderate anemia (hemoglobin 70–109 g/L) were randomly allo- cated to receive Sprinkles daily (12.5 mg of elemental iron, n = 79) or once weekly (30 mg of elemental iron, n = 73) for 8 weeks. Hemoglobin, serum ferritin, and serum transferrin receptor were assessed at the start and end of the intervention.
|»||Bangladesh - Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2000|