THE EFFECT OF IRON SUPPLEMENT ON THE GROWTH OF RURAL INDONESIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN
The effect of oral iron supplementation on blood iron levels and physical growth in 119 Indonesian rural school children was assessed in the double-blind study. The children were classified into anemic and normal groups according to their initial hemoglobin and transferrin saturation levels and were randomly assigned to either iron or placebo treatment for twelve weeks. Biochemical, anthropometric and morbidity data were collected prior to and after the treatment period. Before treatment, anemic subjects were smaller and had higher morbidity than normal subjects. Treatment with 10 mg ferrous sulfate/kg/day for twelve weeks resulted in a significant improvement in blood iron biochemical status of the anemic subjects and in their growth velocity and morbidity.
CHWANG, LEH-CHII, "THE EFFECT OF IRON SUPPLEMENT ON THE GROWTH OF RURAL INDONESIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN" (1985). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8601793.