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This paper assessed patterns of dietary iron intake, iron status, and predictors of anaemia among early adolescents.

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Our findings show high intake of non-haem iron and iron-inhibiting foods among adolescents. Meal skipping, guardians with formal education, and times of eating a day were significantly related to dietary iron intake. Meal skipping, snacking, and adolescents with JHS education were more associated with low haemoglobin levels.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This article also lead to researchers with interest in adolescent health, iron and anaemia contacting me and ultimately collaborating do more research.

Michael Akenteng Wiafe
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Patterns of Dietary Iron Intake, Iron Status, and Predictors of Haemoglobin Levels among Early Adolescents in a Rural Ghanaian District, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, December 2020, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2020/3183281.
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