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Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
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Title
Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009085.pub2
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Authors

Luz Maria De‐Regil, Maria Elena D Jefferds, Allison C Sylvetsky, Therese Dowswell

Abstract

Approximately 600 million children of preschool and school age are anaemic worldwide. It is estimated that half of the cases are due to iron deficiency. Consequences of iron deficiency anaemia during childhood include growth retardation, reduced school achievement, impaired motor and cognitive development, and increased morbidity and mortality. The provision of daily iron supplements is a widely used strategy for improving iron status in children but its effectiveness has been limited due to its side effects, which can include nausea, constipation or staining of the teeth. As a consequence, intermittent iron supplementation (one, two or three times a week on non-consecutive days) has been proposed as an effective and safer alternative to daily supplementation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 557 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 90 16%
Researcher 74 13%
Student > Bachelor 68 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 10%
Student > Postgraduate 34 6%
Other 114 20%
Unknown 132 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 181 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 69 12%
Social Sciences 40 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 4%
Psychology 18 3%
Other 78 14%
Unknown 155 27%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2021.
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#1,216,350
of 25,386,440 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,580
of 12,869 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,293
of 248,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#24
of 213 outputs
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