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SZARFARC, Sophia Cornblüth. Iron deficiency anaemia in populations of the Southern area of the State of S. Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.2, pp.125-133. ISSN 1518-8787.

A study of iron deficiency anaemia in seaside and mountain population of the southern area of the state of S. Paulo, Brazil, was carried out. The towns studies were, Iguape, Pontal do Ribeira, Icapara, Apiai, Ribeira and Barra do Chapeu. Studying the composition of food-stuff consumed a "per capita" average iron consumption was stablished for each town. Results showed that consumption of iron in Iguape was 91% of minimum needs, Pontal do Ribeira, 63%, Icapara, 81%, Apiai, 122%, Ribeira, 99% and Barra do Chapeu, 125%. It was found that in most localities iron deficiency anaemia constitutes a public health problem.

Keywords : Anaemia, deficiency; Population; S. Paulo, Brazil.

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