Global Rates of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children
The global prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in children seems to be on the rise, despite efforts to supplement children with tablets, and fortify staple foods that are consumed in large quantities in a specific area. Iron deficiency at this early stage of development can cause major physical and mental delays, as well as immunological complications, due to the essential role the trace mineral has in the body. It is very important to assess the exact prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in children on a global scale to be able to ascertain and address this problem. This research will involve a systematic review of the literature available on PUBMED. The search will be limited to the last ten years, and only primary sources will be used. A database will be created from the subsequent extracted data to be analyzed for global trends as well as potential causes on a global scale.