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Anaemia as a challenge to world health 

Anaemia as a challenge to world health
Anaemia as a challenge to world health

D.J. Roberts

and D.J. Weatherall



Updated section on the role of hepcidin in chronic anaemia associated with infection.

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date: 19 September 2021

Anaemia is a very common problem in the developing world: 47% of women aged 15 to 49 years have haemoglobin less than 12 g/dl; 59% of pregnant women have haemoglobin less than 11 g/dl; 26% of men aged 15 to 49 years have haemoglobin less than 13 g/dl. About 20% of perinatal mortality and 10% of maternal mortality in developing countries is attributable to iron deficiency....

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