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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 86, Issue 6, pp 523–531 | Cite as

Prevention and Control of Anemia Amongst Children and Adolescents: Theory and Practice in India

  • Umesh Kapil
  • Radhika KapilEmail author
  • Aakriti Gupta
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Abstract

Anemia is a major public health problem in India with prevalence of more than 50% amongst children and adolescents. The decline in the burden of anemia has been insignificant over the past 5 decades. The present review assesses the National Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Anemia in India, the current status of the program implementation and possible reasons for the continued high prevalence of anemia in the country.

Keywords

Anemia Iron Folic acid Adolescents Children 

Notes

Authors’ Contribution

UK, RK and AG: Concept and design and preparation of the manuscript. UK is the guarantor for this article.

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Conflict of Interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Nutrition UnitAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyJawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeBelgaumIndia

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