A social marketing program promoting weekly iron-folic acid supplementation improved hemoglobin levels in women of reproductive age in Cambodia. Supplementation was increasingly effective among women of higher socioeconomic status (SES). Among higher SES schoolgirls, 58% took the supplements, compared with 49% for lower SES (P = 0.07). Garment factory workers with an 11th- or 12th-grade education had a mean improvement in hemoglobin of 0.72 g/dL over those with a 5th-grade education or less (P = 0.04). The percentage of rural village women taking supplements increased with increasing SES (linear trend P = 0.046). These results suggest that women with lower SES be given special attention for future programs.
|Titolo:||Positive impact of a weekly iron-folic acid supplement delivered with social marketing to Cambodian women : compliance, partecipationa, and hemoglobin levels increase with higher socioeconomic status|
MILANI, SILVANO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Cambodia; Iron-folic acid; Social marketing; Socioeconomic status|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1753-4887.2005.tb00159.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|