Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Iron Deficiency, Ferritin and Total Iron Binding Capacity Among Bangladeshi Children: Urban and Rural Settings

Swapan Kumar Chowdhury1*, Shafi Ahmed2, Palash Chandra Banik3, Poly Immaculata Costa4, Rabeya Yasmin5, MH Faruquee5, SK Akhtar Ahmad6, AFM Salim7

1PhD Fellow, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Bangladesh
2Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College and Hospital, Sirajganj, Bangladesh
3Assistant Professor, Department of Non-Communicable Diseases, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
4Assistant Professor, Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing, Dhaka, Bangladesh
5Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Bangladesh
6Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Bangladesh
7Ex-Professor, Institute of Child Health and Shishu Swasthya Foundation Hospital, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author: Swapan Kumar Chowdhury, PhD Fellow, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Received: January 09, 2020; Published: January 29, 2020



  In iron deficiency (ID) body tries to compensate by producing more transferrin to increase iron transport and thus transferrin and TIBC increase. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 274 children from two primary schools; one urban (Dhaka city) and one rural (Gazipur district). By sex and area of residence ratio was equal with mean age 8.86 ± 2.035 years. Phlebotomist collected venous blood with all aseptic precaution. Estimation of serum Hemoglobin, serum Iron, serum and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) were done in a reference laboratory. Serum iron level was found below 50 µg/dl among all the subjects. Only mean hemoglobin was found statistically significant difference between the age group of within and above 10 years of subjects, significant differences of hemoglobin and Ferritin were found between male and female subjects and significant differences of hemoglobin, iron, and Ferritin were found between rural and urban subjects (p<0.05). Higher Ferritin was found associated with higher iron and TIBC was found negatively correspond with serum iron (p<0.05). Plant-based foods containing non-heme iron may also suggested for Bangladeshi children.

Keywords: Serum Vitamin D; Children; Urban and Rural Settings; Bangladesh



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Citation: Swapan Kumar Chowdhury., et al. “Iron Deficiency, Ferritin and Total Iron Binding Capacity Among Bangladeshi Children: Urban and Rural Settings". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.2 (2020): 156-160.


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