Haemoglobin <8.0 g/dl in children

Percentage of children age 6-59 months classified as having moderate to severe anaemia (haemoglobin concentration of less than 8.0 grams per decilitre) by background characteristics. A haemoglobin level below 8.0 g/dl is often associated with malaria infection in malariaendemic regions. Six percent of Tanzanian children age 6-59 months have a haemoglobin level below 8.0 g/dl, indicating that anaemia is a critical public health problem in Tanzania. Haemoglobin concentrations below 8.0 g/dl are more prevalent in children age 6-35 months than in older children age 36-59 months.There is little variation in the proportion of children with haemoglobin concentrations below 8.0 g/dl when presented by sex and urban-rural residence, but large differences are observed among zones and regions.

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Source www.nbs.go.tz
Author Martin Kimario
Maintainer NBS
Version 1.0
Last Updated August 20, 2019, 11:16 (UTC)
Created August 20, 2019, 11:16 (UTC)
Geographical coverage Tanzania