About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Anemia
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 278371, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/278371
Research Article

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.

Linked References

  1. UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health, United Nations, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
  2. World Health Organization, “Focusing on Anaemia: Towards an Integrated Approach for Effective Anaemia Control,” 2004.
  3. J. M. Brotanek, J. S. Halterman, P. Auinger, G. Flores, and M. Weitzman, “Iron deficiency, prolonged bottle-feeding, and racial/ethnic disparities in young children,” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, vol. 159, no. 11, pp. 1038–1042, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  4. B. S. Gunnarsson, I. Thorsdottir, G. Palsson, and S. J. Gretarsson, “Iron status at 1 and 6 years versus developmental scores at 6 years in a well-nourished affluent population,” Acta Paediatrica, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 391–395, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  5. T. Shafir, R. Angulo-Barroso, Y. Jing, M. L. Angelilli, S. W. Jacobson, and B. Lozoff, “Iron deficiency and infant motor development,” Early Human Development, vol. 84, no. 7, pp. 479–485, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  6. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, “Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia-Including Iron Supplementation for Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement,” Publication No. AHRQ 06-0589. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md, USA, May 2006, http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf06/ironsc/ironrs.htm.
  7. T. Hokama and C. Binns, “Trends in the prevalence of low birth weight in Okinawa, Japan: a public health perspective,” Acta Paediatrica, vol. 98, no. 2, pp. 242–246, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  8. T. Hokama, “A study of the hemoglobin levels in breast-fed infants in one village of Okinawa prefecture,” Acta Paediatrica Japonica, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 138–140, 1993. View at Scopus
  9. K. F. Quek, T. Hokama, and C. Yogi, “Screening results of anaemia among infants in a village in Okinawa, Japan: a cross-sectional study,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 24–28, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. Y. Fukunaga, “Iron and anemia,” Activity Report 2009. Tokyo Health Service Association, vol. 38, pp. 56–60, 2009.