Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia is one of the most important nutritional problems in the world. On the basis of WHO statement, more than two million people of the world are anemic.
In Iran 20-30% of the population is anemic. We interviewed 67 health workers for awareness of preventive measures on iron deficiency anemia. This investigation showed that only 50% of health- workers had knowledge of this anemia and 47% of them knew how to prevent it. In order to raise the health level of society and to prevent Socio-economic complications of iron deficiency anemia, we recommend To conduct similar studies in other cities, To make some changes in health workers programs, To employ the media to improve knowledge of families
M. Jafanadeh ,M. Jafanadeh ,R. Vakily ,
Health workers’ awareness on prevention of iron deficiency anemia in mashadnran,
Iran. J. Pediatr. 2003;
64-65 Views : 0