Anemia in the Bedouin infant

Hana Shalev, Jacob Urkin

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    Iron deficiency anemia is prevalent in low socioeconomic communities. The prevalence of anemia in Bedouin children in southern Israel was above 10 per cent in the year 2008. The Ministry of Health recommends iron supplementation to all children, starting from the age of four months. The Clalit Health Services (HMO), which provides primary medical care to most of the children has introduced hemoglobin screening as a health indicators. Over the period of four years, the prevalence of anemia dropped to 5.13 % in family medicine clinics and to 2.85% in pediatric clinics after screening was introduced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBedouin Health
    Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Israel
    PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781629482743
    ISBN (Print)9781629482712
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Professions (all)
    • Medicine (all)


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