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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 278371, 3 pages
Community-Based Screening for Infantile Anemia in an Okinawan Village, Japan
1Graduate School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan
2176 Aza Toma, Nakagusuku Village, Okinawa 901-2416, Japan
3School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Received 26 September 2010; Accepted 4 November 2010
Academic Editor: Bruno Annibale
Copyright © 2011 Tomiko Hokama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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