Anemia rates among children and teenagers in India may be 20 per cent lower than currently reported as diagnosis is based on ethnically inappropriate blood count thresholds, a study argues.
The study of hemoglobin concentrations in healthy Indian children aged zero to 19 found that the hemoglobin thresholds — or cut-offs — used to define anemia were lower for both sexes and all ages than those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Anemia is a deficiency in the number of red blood cells…
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