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May 26, 2023
Ethiopian pre-school children consuming a predominantly unrefined plant-based diet have low prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia.
The present study determined the iron status of Ethiopian children (54-60 months) from resource-limited rural households who consume a predominantly plant-based diet.
A cross-sectional study design was used to analyze data from the Amhara region, Ethiopia.
Despite consuming a predominantly plant-based diet and little animal-source foods, there was a low prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia. This illustrates that dietary patterns can be inharmonious with iron biochemical status; thus, iron-related interventions require biochemical screening.
Public Health Nutrition