One of every two preschool-aged child and pregnant woman is iron-deficient

June 11, 2015

"Therefore, the WHO estimates that one out of every two preschool children and pregnant women in developing countries are iron deficient. The highest prevalence of anemia is in preschool-age children (47%); however, the population group with the greatest number of anemic individuals is non-pregnant women (468 million)"

 

"Iron," HarvestPlus, last modified 2015, accessed June 11, 2015, http://www.harvestplus.org/content/iron.

 

Also see http://www.harvestplus.org/content/nutrients for a heat map of combined nutrient deficiency in iron, vitamin A, and zinc.

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