Antenatal iron supplementation regimens for pregnant women in rural Vietnam and subsequent haemoglobin concentration and anaemia among their infants

Thach Duc Tran, Jane Rosamond Woodward Fisher, Sarah Hanieh, Tuan Tran, Julie A Simpson, Ha Tran, Beverley-Ann Biggs

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BACKGROUND: Little evidence about the effects of antenatal iron supplementation on infant anaemia is available. The aim was to compare effects on six-month-old infants Haemoglobin (Hb) concentration and anaemia of daily iron-folic acid (IFA), twice-weekly IFA with or without other micronutrients (MMN) and usual antenatal care in rural Vietnam.METHODS AND FINDINGS:Secondary data analysis from: a prospective population-based observational study (OS) which examined effects of antenatal psychosocial factors, anaemia and iron deficiency on infant development and health; and a three-arm cluster randomised trial (CRT) of different antenatal iron supplementation regimens. In the OS 497 women (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number4 (e0125740)
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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