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Introduction: Prevalence of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Authordc.contributor.authorLópez de Romaña, Daniel 
Authordc.contributor.authorOlivares Grohnert, Manuel 
Authordc.contributor.authorBrito, Alex 
Admission datedc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T13:09:44Z
Available datedc.date.available2015-12-10T13:09:44Z
Publication datedc.date.issued2015
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationFood and Nutrition Bulletin 2015, Vol. 36(Supplement 2) S95-S97en_US
Identifierdc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1177/0379572115585736
Identifierdc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.uchile.cl/handle/2250/135582
General notedc.descriptionArtículo de publicación ISIen_US
Abstractdc.description.abstractThis Food and Nutrition Bulletin supplement summarizes updated prevalence data on micronutrient deficiencies in Latin America and the Caribbean ( LAC). In order to provide an updated view of micronutrient status in LAC, systematic reviews were performed utilizing national health surveys and research-oriented studies focused on the prevalence of deficiencies of vitamin A, folate, anemia ( as a proxy of iron deficiency), and zinc. Results show that the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency has been reduced in many countries, folate deficiency is now almost non-existent, low or marginal vitamin B-12 status is still prevalent in most locations, anemia remains a public health problem among children under 6 years of age and women of childbearing age in most surveyed countries, and there is a high prevalence of zinc deficiency in children under 6 years of age and girls and women 12 to 49 years of age. Thus, regardless of improvements in the overall rates of economic growth in LAC, deficiencies of these micronutrients still remain a public health problem.en_US
Lenguagedc.language.isoenen_US
Publisherdc.publisherSAGE Publications Inc.en_US
Type of licensedc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Chile*
Link to Licensedc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/cl/*
Keywordsdc.subjectanemiaen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectfolateen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectfolic aciden_US
Keywordsdc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectmicronutrientsen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectmineralsen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectprevalenceen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectvitamin Aen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectvitamin B-12en_US
Keywordsdc.subjectvitaminsen_US
Keywordsdc.subjectzincen_US
Títulodc.titleIntroduction: Prevalence of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Latin America and the Caribbeanen_US
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaen_US


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