Author: Maternal & Child Nutrition
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This study evaluated haemoglobin, biomarkers of iron status and other micronutrients, infection, inflammation, and blood disorders from the cross‐sectional 2016 Nepal National Micronutrient Status Survey with the aim to evaluate factors associated with anaemia among a nationally representative sample of nonpregnant women of reproductive age. Findings indicate that esiding in the Mountain or Hill ecological zones relative to the Terai ecological zone, hormonal contraceptive use, serum ferritin, serum RBP, and recent cough were associated with reduced odds of anaemia, whereas residing in a house with an earth floor, G6PD, and haemoglobinopathies
were associated with increased odds of anaemia.

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