Prevalência e fatores de risco para anemia no Sul do Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence and risk factors for in Southern Brazil

Nelson A. Neuman, Oswaldo Y. Tanaka, Sophia C. Szarfarc, Paula R V Guimarães, Cesar G. Victora

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Objective To measure the prevalence and evaluate the risk factors of anemia. Methods Cross sectional populational based study of the urban area of Criciuma town, in the state of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. The study population was a probabilistic sample of 476 children aged under three years. Results The prevalence of anemia found in the sample was 60.4% for children aged 0 to 35.9 months according to the Brault-Dubuc criteria and 54% for children aged 6 to 35.9 months according to the OMS criteria. The prevalence of anemia increases with age up to 18 months-old and then decreases. It is less prevalent in families where the father has a higher education level and where there is a higher total family income. Nevertheless, even within the 25% higher income group 40% of the children are anemic. The prevalence of anemia is higher among children living in unfinished and overcrowded houses, where the toilet is not equipped with flush, and among children who have two or more older brothers. It is also higher among teenager mothers (

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence and risk factors for in Southern Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de Saude Publica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Anemia
  • Epidemiology
  • Keywords Anemia
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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