International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015


Prevalence of Folate and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Aged 1 to 6 Years

Dr. Jagdish Dubal


Abstract: Objective. To describe the distribution of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency in children. Materials and methods. Folate and vitamin B12 serum concentrations were measured in sample of 1000 children. Adjusted prevalence, mean concentrations and relevant associations were calculated. Results. The overall prevalence of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency were 5.2 % and 9.5 %, respectively. The highest prevalence of folate was found in the 2-year-old, and of vitamin B12 in the 1 year-old (9.1 %) groups. Conclusions. We describe the magnitude of folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies in children. The deficiency of both vitamins in children under 2 years old is a moderate public health problem in Mexico.


Keywords: Objective To describe the distribution of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency in children Materials and methods Folate and vitamin B12 serum concentrations were measured in sample of 1000 children Adjusted prevalence, mean concentrations and relevant associations were calculated Results The overall prevalence of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency were 52 % and 95 %, respectively The highest prevalence of folate was found in the 2-year-old, and of vitamin B12 in the 1 year-old 91 % groups Conclusions We describe the magnitude of folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies in children The deficiency of both vitamins in children under 2 years old is a moderate public health problem in Mexico


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 322 - 323


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