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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.
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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,
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