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Poverty driving up anemia rates

The high level of poverty in Kyrgyzstan is resulting in a high prevalence of anemia in women. More than half of the women of child-bearing age are anemic. Apart from the problems this causes for the woman, the children she gives birth to are often anemic, have a weak immunity and are mentally and physically retarded.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Alertnet - IRIN

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About: Poverty driving up anemia rates

Date: 15 November 2004

Source: Alertnet - IRIN

URL: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/4ae81b2091aff49cd8c4a8667795ad59.htm

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Diet
  • Diet and anemia
  • Diet and weak immunity
  • Diet and mental retardation
  • Diet and physical retardation

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