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Table 4

Risk factors identified in a multiple regression analysis to be associated with iron deficiency anemia and severe iron deficiency anemia.

a)Prolonged BMF: exclusive breast milk feeding till >6 months of age. b)Low birth weight: birth weight <2.5 kg. c)Failure to thrive: undernutrition - weight <2nd percentile of age and gender corrected gestation weight, or weight <80% of the ideal weight for age.

Abbreviations: BMF, breast milk feeding; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; M, male; F, female.

Blood Res 2016;51:268~273
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