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Prevalence and risk factors of anemia in children aged from 6 to 59?months in Togo: analysis from Togo demographic and health survey data, 2013–2014
Authors: Aboubakari Nambiema, Alexie Robert, and Issifou Yaya
Source: BMC Public Health, 19:215; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-6547-1
Topic(s): Anemia
Child health
Children under five
Country: Africa
Published: FEB 2019
Abstract: Background Anemia in children continues to be a major public health challenge in developing countries and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Anemia has serious consequences on the growth and development of the children in the early stages of life. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of anemia among children from 6 to 59?months in Togo. Methods Data from the Togo Demographic and Health Survey 2013–2014 were used for this study. This nationally representative survey provided data on a wide range of indicators such as mother and child health, nutrition and other characteristics. Anemia status was determined using hemoglobin level (Hb