Podcast: Iron-deficiency anemia

Dr. Kevin Pottie will describe the key points of the  Iron-deficiency anemia review of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health Evidence-based clinical guidelines

Key points

Immigrants and refugees coming from regions with limited access to iron-rich foods, higher rates of infectious disease, and higher parity are at risk for iron deficiency.

To improve their cognitive development, growing children aged one to four years should be screened for iron deficiency by means of hemoglobin.

To improve hemoglobin levels and work productivity, immigrant and refugee women of reproductive age should be screened by means of hemoglobin.

CMAJ evidence review

Evidence Based Migrant Health Network