The effectiveness of weekly iron-folic acid supplements promoted through a government-industry partnership was assessed in pregnant and non-pregnant women in the Philippines. Compliance to both weekly and daily supplementation increased during the yearlong study period, but was highest with weekly supplementation. Serum ferritin and hematocrit increased significantly, whereas the hemoglobin level showed minimal change, probably because of lack of other heme-forming nutrients such as vitamin A. Serum ferritin increments were significantly higher in women taking the iron-folic acid supplements for more than 6 weeks. Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation should be recommended as a preventive strategy to control iron deficiency among reproductive-age women in the Philippines.
|Titolo:||Government-industry partnership in weekly iron-folic acid supplementation for women of reproductive age in the Philippines: impact on iron status|
MILANI, SILVANO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Anemia; Government-private partnerships; Reproductive age women; Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1753-4887.2005.tb00157.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|